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09/05/2020 | 11 minutes

COVID lockdown: stress and carb addiction

We’ve probably all experienced the longing to turn to comfort foods during the COVID lockdown. Coronavirus lockdown has led to a bread making and home baking boom, with Google Trends showing a massive rise in interest in bread and baking. So what happens in your body when you eat carbohydrates (“carbs”) and how does this relate to stress?


Dr. Tony Willis
Clinical Director for Diabetes, NWL Health and Care Partnership