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Brain scans found that women are more responsive to romance after they have been fed. Food is the way to women’s heart, as well.

The Effect Eating Has on Female Desire: Study

Women may be more responsive to romance when they’re full.

That’s according to the results of a small new brain-scan study published in the journal Appetite. Author Alice Ely, now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, had already studied how women’s brains respond to images of fatty foods on an empty and full stomach and found that both their hunger status and dieting history did influence brain activation patterns. She wanted to see if a woman’s hunger state had an effect on another highly rewarding stimuli beyond food: romance. “We found that it did,” she says.

Ely and her colleagues recruited 20 young women who were all normal weight. Half had tried at least twice in the past to lose weight, and half h… Continue Reading (3 minute read)

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