Are you hangry?

Associate Professor Zane Andrews.

Most of us will recognise the feeling of anger that accompanies going hungry for too long, but what can we do about it? Associate Professor Zane Andrews was recently interviewed for an article in Good Health on the topic of hangriness. The key to hangriness, he explained, is the hormone ghrelin–which regulates food intake as well as mood and motivation. "If you don't eat, the parts of the brain that think you're hungry send signals to other parts of the brain that control your mood and emotions," Associate Professor Andrews said.