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Why do older people crave sweets?
Dr. Margarita Koroleva, a Russian nutritionist, said that the reason older people want to eat sweets may be related to their emotional experiences.
Loneliness and dissatisfaction
An expert explains on a TV program that older people can suffer from loneliness and dissatisfaction with their living conditions. In addition, they may worry about the fact that they do not communicate with their relatives and friends.
Sweets as antidepressants
According to Dr. Koroleva, sweets act as antidepressants, helping to improve mood.
The risks of overeating sweets
The nutritionist warns older people not to overeat sweets, as this is fraught with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and weight gain.
Source: Izvestia newspaper.