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A word first in 1918, but rarely today, may a more frequently used part of the English lexicon. That word is "hangry," which is a portmanteau of the words "hungry" and "angry". It to be bad tempered or irritable as a result of hunger. The word is a comeback because of research that "hanger" is a diagnosable feeling. Researchers believe "hangriness" could a genuine medical phenomenon. Scientists from the UK's Anglia Ruskin University how hunger emotions during our daily lives. Lead author Professor Viren Swami said the research a strong link between hunger and feelings of anger, irritability, or low pleasure.

The researchers data from 64 volunteers aged between 18 and 60. The participants had to surveys on a smartphone app five times a day for 21 days. The app people to give researchers real-time information on their feelings when they hungry. Dr Swami explained this a "meaningful" link between hunger and emotions. He said: "The results of that the experience of hangry is real." He added: "We , for the first time in a non-laboratory setting, that feeling hungry is associated with greater anger, irritability and lower levels of pleasure." He suggested that if people they were hangry, they could their anger better.

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