Journal article

A review of sex differences in the mechanisms and drivers of overeating

RG Anversa, M Muthmainah, D Sketriene, A Gogos, P Sumithran, RM Brown

FRONTIERS IN NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

Disordered eating is often associated with marked psychological and emotional distress, and severe adverse impact on quality of life. Several factors can influence eating behavior and drive food consumption in excess of energy requirements for homeostasis. It is well established that stress and negative affect contribute to the aetiology of eating disorders and weight gain, and there is substantial evidence suggesting sex differences in sub-clinical and clinical types of overeating. This review will examine how negative affect and stress shape eating behaviors, and how the relationship between the physiological, endocrine, and neural responses to stress and eating behaviors differs between m..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) of the Government of Indonesia for providing the funding for Muthmainah during her study at the University of Melbourne. This research was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (AG CDF 1108098; RMB CDF 1166123; PS Investigator Grant 1178482) and the Australian Research Council (RMB DECRA DE190101244). Fig. 1 created with Created with BioRender.com. The authors report no conflicts of interest.