Menstrual cycle and appetite control: implications for weight regulation.

  title={Menstrual cycle and appetite control: implications for weight regulation.},
  author={Louise Dye and John E Blundell},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  volume={12 6},
Hormonal fluctuations associated with the menstrual cycle influence appetite control and eating behaviour. Energy intake varies during the reproductive cycle in humans and animals, with a periovulatory nadir and a luteal phase peak. Patterns of macronutrient selection show less consistency but a number of studies report carbohydrate cravings in the premenstrual phase, particularly in women with premenstrual syndrome. The cyclical nature of food cravings are frequently, but not invariably… 

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