I have been asked to proof read a huge tome the subject of which I will not bore you with. My purpose is as a lay man to assess the content from that angle. I have come across a most interesting sentence and whilst I can't give you any context I thought you would like me to include it here as written.
" It is clear from previous literature that fluctuations in the balance of the autonomic nervous system (the sympathetic "flight or fight" response and the parasympathetic "rest and digest" element often precede the onset of an episode of Atrial Fibrillation.."
I don't know about you but that makes sense. It seems that a conflict between the two elements of the autonomic system can act as triggers for AF so maybe eating a meal whilst worrying about something stressful or gulping down a meal alone could be the reason so many people find food a trigger. For obviously reasons I can't share the context as the tome is as yet unpublished but interesting stuff eh?