By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study in mice hints that dieting is linked to alterations in stress hormone patterns — including prolonged gene expression and epigenetic changes — that may lead to binge eating and cravings for high fat foods once a diet is done.

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