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Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein explains how hormones control just about everything

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein about her book, Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything.

Mood swings and sex are often associated with hormones, but they also control metabolism, sleep, and even the immune system. Dr. Epstein tells the stories of of leading scientists who made life changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that affect us all. How do hormones shape us and what does the latest science reveal?


Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein, doctor, adjunct professor at Columbia University, lecturer at Yale University, and author of Aroused: The History of Hormones and How they Control Just About Everything

Web Resources:

ScienceNews: ‘Aroused’ recounts the fascinating history of hormones

Kirkus Review: Aroused

Salon: How testosterone and oxytocin hormones influence male behavior

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.