Pickles and ice cream! Food cravings in pregnancy: hypotheses, preliminary evidence, and directions for future research

@article{Orloff2014PicklesAI,
  title={Pickles and ice cream! Food cravings in pregnancy: hypotheses, preliminary evidence, and directions for future research},
  author={Natalia C. Orloff and Julia M. Hormes},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={5}
}
Women in the United States experience an increase in food cravings at two specific times during their life, (1) perimenstrually and (2) prenatally. The prevalence of excess gestational weight gain (GWG) is a growing concern due to its association with adverse health outcomes in both mothers and children. To the extent that prenatal food cravings may be a determinant of energy intake in pregnancy, a better understanding of craving etiology could be crucial in addressing the issue of excessive… 

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