estrogen

Classic Episode: How Estrogen Works

Estrogen comes up ALL the time in the podcast, so what's the science behind the hormone? Does estrogen really turn women into emotional chocolate-eaters? Listen in to learn more about estrogen's myriad health benefits.

Are hormones to blame for the obesity epidemic? Join Cristen and Caroline as they unravel the facts surrounding obesity, from genetic predispositions to the ways in which testosterone and estrogen can affect an individual's weight.

Hormonal Birth Control Colors Women's Memories, Study Finds

A new study out from the University of California, Irvine found that hormonal contraception influences how women remember emotionally provocative events, compared to women who aren't on birth control. Specifically, naturally cycling women may retain more details about an emotional event (i.e. the type of car involved in a fatal car accident, the accident setting, etc.), whereas women taking birth control pills may better recollect central information, or the "gist" of it.