Overdoing the late-night nosh

Some people get into an unhealthy pattern of nighttime eating. Depression or hormonal imbalances may be to blame.

Now and then many of us enjoy having a late-night snack. And remember Dagwood Bumstead's midnight forays into the kitchen for one of his humongous sandwiches? But for some people, evening eating is no laughing matter. They're trapped in a cycle of compulsive nighttime eating, a pattern labeled night eating syndrome (NES).

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