Reproductive health/Hormone effects and the mind

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The hypothalamus regulates the posterior pituitary lobe, which in turn stores hormones and regulates the anterior pituitary.[1] This lobe produces oxycotin and vasopressin (ADH).[1]

The hypothalamus is responsible for orchestrating hormone production throughout a human life-cycle.[1] Estrogen receptor beta are found in the brain. Hormones work on the mind with similarities to sentience quotient. Estrogen levels can affect mood in women.

Androgenic substances can have an effect on the mind, affecting human behavior.[2] In monkeys, a phytoestrogen plant based diet influenced hormone levels, and it is believed to have an effect on behavior.[3] Phytochemicals from soy cause changes to the brain.[4]

Pregnancy has an effect on the brain caused by hormones.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Pituitary gland". Britannica. (2013).
  2. Jefferson; Patisaul; Williams (January 2012), Reproductive Consequences of Developmental Phytoestrogen Exposure, doi:10.1530/REP-11-0369
  3. Yang, Sara (November 2012), Eating estrogenic plants alters hormones in monkeys, may increase aggression and sex, UC Berkeley
  4. Shipman; Patisaul (July 2008), New Study Shows Compounds From Soy Affect Brain and Reproductive Development, NC State University
  5. The Maternal Brain, Scientific American, January 2006

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