Sex-based differences in the neuronal mechanisms of food intake behavior

Primary Objective

This study aims to learn more about how men and women differ in the way their brains respond to food and hunger. It also plans to learn more about how hormones and the menstrual cycle affect these responses.

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Participants will: -Complete 2 to 4 MRI scans -Complete food, attention, and mood questionnaires -Complete blood draws for measuring hormones -Receive a free Fitbit




You may qualify for this study if you: -Are 18-45 years old -Do not have any metal or electronic devices in your body -Are not claustrophobic -Are not currently using hormonal contraceptives

Type of Study

Basic Science


Outpatient CTRC
University of Colorado Hospital

Principal Investigator
Photograph of Kristina Legget,  PhD, MA

Kristina Legget, PhD, MA

Study ID

Protocol Number: 19-1148

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