The role of reproductive hormones in the development and maintenance of eating disorders.

@article{Baker2012TheRO,
  title={The role of reproductive hormones in the development and maintenance of eating disorders.},
  author={Jessica H Baker and Susan S. Girdler and Cynthia M Bulik},
  journal={Expert review of obstetrics & gynecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={573-583}
}
Much remains to be understood about the etiology of eating disorders. There is substantial evidence that reproductive hormones, specifically estrogens, play a direct role in normal food intake. Evidence is increasing that the reproductive hormones play a role in the abnormal food intake associated with eating disorders. For example, there is an inverse association between estradiol and eating disorder symptoms. Preliminary studies also suggest that hormone augmentation may be a beneficial… CONTINUE READING
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