Hormones that are released during hunger affect decision making
May 11, 2016
Never make a decision when you are hungry. The hormone ghrelin - that is released before meals and known to increase appetite - has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control, report scientists.
Increasing ghrelin to levels that are seen prior to meals or during fasting, causes the brain to act impulsively and also affects the ability to make rational decisions.
So whenever you feel like buying your groceries, or go shopping, beware of the moment of the day you decide to do so. Because you may regret that decision after your next meal :)
Source : Anderberg, R. H., Hansson, C., Fenander, M., Richard, J. E., Dickson, S. L., Nissbrandt, H., … Skibicka, K. P. (2015). Neuropsychopharmacology - abstract of article: The stomach-derived hormone Ghrelin increases impulsive behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41(5), 1199–1209. doi:10.1038/npp.2015.297