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I need chocolate! The science of PMS food cravings and how to get rid of it

Research data confirm women tend to eat more during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, compared to the follicular phase that leads up to ovulation

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Sara Twogood | The Conversation
Premenstrual food cravings are the punchline of endless jokes. Like most good jokes, they’re funny because they’re true.
 
Certain parts of a woman’s menstrual cycle do seem to go hand in hand with the desire for chocolate ice cream and potato chips. I hear about this every day from my OBGYN patients.
Researchers have studied food cravings for years; one of the most cited studies dates back to 1953. Scientists – and lots of others – want to know who has food cravings and why, what they crave, when they crave it and how

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First Published: Jun 30 2019 | 9:10 AM IST

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