Ovarian hormone fluctuations predict within-cycle shifts in women's food intake

@article{Roney2017OvarianHF,
  title={Ovarian hormone fluctuations predict within-cycle shifts in women's food intake},
  author={James R. Roney and Zachary L. Simmons},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2017},
  volume={90},
  pages={8-14}
}
What role do ovarian hormones play in modulating day-to-day shifts in women's motivational priorities? In many nonhuman mammals, estradiol causes drops in feeding and foraging, progesterone reverses this effect, and the two hormones in combination produce cycle phase shifts characterized by lower food intake near ovulation when sexual receptivity is at its peak. Hormonal predictors of within-cycle shifts in women's total food intake have not been previously tested. Here, in a study with both… Expand
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