Interesting study. Findings show that your body processes food in exactly the same way no matter what time you eat it,and that hormones do indeed have a big impact on weight. Decrease in estrogen and progesterone increases the production of Leptin, a hormone produced by fat cells , which influences food intake. ( Other studies have shown that leptin increases the hormone cortoisol, which makes you gain weight in the middle, causes your skin to age and much more)
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