Why men lose weight easier than women?

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Plazma Inferno!, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    A new study found the culprit. A class of hormones known as POMC peptides, which regulate body weight, acts differently in female mice than in male mice, according to a collaboration of researchers across four continents. The difference appears to make it harder for female mice to lose weight.
    POMC peptides are produced in the brain and play a role in appetite, calorie burning and physical activity, all of which impact overall body weight. When genetically engineered obese mice were given the weight-reducing medication lorcaserin, the males experienced significant weight loss, pushing them back into the healthy range, whereas the female mice saw much smaller weight losses and remained obese.

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  3. Edont Knoff Registered Senior Member

    Interesting. So far I had assumed the higher metabolic rate of the male body is the reason.

    Well, probably there is a mix of causes, and it'll be hard to find out which factors contribute the most.
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