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Sex Differences in the BrainFrom Genes to Behavior$
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Jill B. Becker, Karen J. Berkley, Nori Geary, Elizabeth Hampson, James P. Herman, and Elizabeth Young

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311587

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.001.0001

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Sex Differences in Energy Metabolism, Obesity, and Eating Behavior

Sex Differences in Energy Metabolism, Obesity, and Eating Behavior

(p.253) Chapter 13 Sex Differences in Energy Metabolism, Obesity, and Eating Behavior
Sex Differences in the Brain

Nori Geary

Jennifer Lovejoy

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the most important aspects of sex differences in energy metabolism, obesity, and eating behavior. Sex differences in both the epidemiology and the biology of adiposity indicate, especially in the current environment of increasing overweight and obesity, that one major focus for basic and clinical research in energy metabolism and eating behavior should be analysis of sex differences and the role of sex hormones as direct or indirect modulators of eating and of adiposity. The studies reviewed in this chapter illustrate ways that these challenges can be overcome, so as to lead to the discovery of important phenomena and open fruitful avenues for crucial future research.

Keywords:   sex differences, obesity, energy metabolism, eating behavior, adiposity

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