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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 12: High­Sugar, High Fat Diet Increased Estradiol Surge during Proestrus

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It has been well established that a High ­Sugar, High ­Fat (HSHF) diet causes numerous metabolic abnormalities. However, it is unknown whether diet itself plays a crucial role in disrupting pre-­ovulatory hormone levels, leading to reproductive complications. Understanding that the estradiol (E2) surge during proestrus is important for ovulation, we hypothesize that a HSHF diet alters the E2 surge during proestrus, thus causing cycle irregularities. As a result of this study, we concluded that a HSHF diet significantly impacts the reproductive system along with the metabolic system.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library