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Article title: Sex differences in fat taste responsiveness are modulated by estradiol

Authors: Naima S. Dahir, Ashley N. Calder, Blake J. McKinley, Yan Liu, Timothy A. Gilbertson

From the authors: “Overall, our results validate that steroid hormones influence taste-guided behaviors in males and females. Particularly, estrogen can enhance fatty acid-taste behaviors in females and is an important component of the underlying process influencing sex differences in fat taste responses.”

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