Fridge Raiders: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

People who frequently wake up in the (0)      C      of the night and are unable to (1)________ a trip to the fridge may in fact be suffering from a (2)________ medical complaint, say scientist. They have (3)________ biochemical differences in people who cannot (4)________ the urge to eat during the hours (5)________ most of us are asleep.

Night eating Syndrome, as it is called, is not a new phenomenon. In the 1950s, doctors found that (6)________ one and two percent of people admitted to regularly raiding their fridges at night. The new findings (7)________ existing evidence that the syndrome is a (8)________ eating disorder. Symptoms include (9)________ no appetite for breakfast and eating more than (10)________ of the day` s total food intake after 7 p.m. Sufferers are prone to stress and have a (11)________ to crave foods which are (12)________ in carbohydrates, such as cakes and crisps, (13)________ though these are the (14)________ nourishing. As a result, many of them are overweight.

According to doctors, there is a difference in the way that the bodies of people with Night Eating Syndrome (15)________ to certain hormones connected with controlling stress.

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