101867: Differential Associations between Ovarian Hormones and Disordered Eating Symptoms across the Menstrual Cycle in Women

Volume 45 Issue 3

About the Course:

We examined changes in drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction, and dietary restraint across the menstrual cycle and associations between these symptoms and ovarian hormones in two independent samples of women (N = 10 and 8 women, respectively) drawn from the community.

Journal/Publisher:

Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

April 2012

Authors

Sarah E. Racine, M.A.; Kristen M. Culbert, M.A; Pamela K. Keel, Ph.D.; Cheryl L. Sisk, Ph.D.; S. Alexandra Burt, Ph.D.; Kelly L. Klump, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, and other health care professionals who seek knowledge about biological risk factors for disordered eating symptoms.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the direction of associations between ovarian hormones (i.e., estradiol, progesterone) and binge eating reported in previous research.

  2. Evaluate symptoms of disordered eating that are associated with ovarian hormones, as well as those that are not.

  3. Identify one mechanism that may underlie associations between ovarian hormones and disordered eating symptoms.

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