View Full Version : Hunger Control: Women The Weaker Sex?

01-22-2009, 05:09 PM
Hungry women can't control their desire for food as well as hungry men can, a brain imaging study suggests.

The finding may explain why women are more prone to emotional eating and why women are less likely than men to lose weight while dieting.

"Women have a much stronger reaction to food, such that whether they try to inhibit their desire or not, they have stronger signal [in the part of the brain that controls hunger perception and desire to eat]," study leader Gene-Jack Wang, MD, tells WebMD.


01-23-2009, 02:06 AM
Can't wait to see FKA opine.