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Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to be held on campus

The UNO Recovery Community would like to put information about on-campus Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. AA meetings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. in HPER 101, and on Thursdays from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center 101.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other in order to recover from alcoholism. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. The meeting is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Study reveals why we eat sugar under stress

Researchers have discovered that the reason we eat sugar while stressed is because sugar reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. Out of 19 volunteers, eight consumed artificially sweetened beverages while the rest drank a beverage containing 25 percent sugar.

Following the 12-day experiment, scientists found that cortisol levels were lower in the sugar consumers and higher in the non-sugar group. A post-diet M.R.I. scan revealed more activity in the areas of the brain controlling fear and stress in
the group that drank the artificially sweetened beverage.

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