A Brief Review on How Pregnancy and Sex Hormones Interfere with Taste and Food Intake

@inproceedings{Faas2010ABR,
  title={A Brief Review on How Pregnancy and Sex Hormones Interfere with Taste and Food Intake},
  author={Marijke M. Faas and Barbro N Melgert and Paul de Vos},
  booktitle={Chemosensory perception},
  year={2010}
}
Many physiological and behavioral changes take place during pregnancy, including changes in taste and an increase in food intake. These changes are necessary to ensure growth and development of a healthy fetus. Both hyperphagia and taste changes during pregnancy may be induced by sex hormones estrogen and progesterone that are increased during pregnancy. Indeed, it has been shown that estrogen decreases food intake, while progesterone increases food intake. This is for instance apparent from… CONTINUE READING

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