HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Females may be more susceptible to overindulge 'sweet tooth' cravings than males

BETHESDA, Md. September 23, 2004 It is well known that obesity has reached epidemic proportions. As waistbands expand, so do the number of health gurus heralding the benefits of portion control and exercise to keep obesity at bay. But with some studies indicating that the rate of obesity is greater in women than in men, could it be that women are at a disadvantage when it comes to these obesity avoidance tactics? Is it possible that females are predisposed to succumb to the temptation to overeat? And could exercise be a less effective method of appetite suppression in women than in men? Researchers at The Florida State University say the answer could be yes.

Overeating (hyperphagia) and sedentary behavior are known risk factors for obesity, but research in these areas especially overeating has been studied almost exclusively in males. In the new animal study "Diet-induced hyperphagia in the rat is influenced by sex and exercise," Lisa A. Eckel and Shelley R. Moore (The Florida State University Program in Neuroscience and Department of Psychology) found that:

  • rats overate when given access to a highly palatable diet containing a greater portion of sugar than their normal diet
  • when a sweet diet is freely available, female rats consumed more calories per day than male rats
  • when given a chance to exercise, overeating was reduced in both sexes of rats, but
  • the caloric intake reduction associated with the exercise was much less dramatic in the female rats, and
  • unlike male rats, female rats exercised less when sweet foods were available than when sweet foods were not available.

The researchers concluded that female rats are more susceptible than male rats to over consume a palatable, sweetened diet, and that female rats are less likely than male rats to use exercise as a means to control appetite in the presence of such a diet.

The results of their study were published in the American Journal o
'"/>

Contact: Stacy Brooks
sbrooks@the-aps.org
301-634-7253
American Physiological Society
23-Sep-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Male Moths Sperm Protects Females
2. This Wasp Isnt Your Run Of The Mill Social Insect, Its The First Where Males, Not Females, Are Dominant
3. Females Siren Song Initiates Courtship Duets In African Frogs, Columbia Biologists Find
4. Malnutrition Impacts Longevity Of Females More Than Males And Shows Gender Differences In Fruit Flies
5. New York City study shows newborns more susceptible to pollution than their mothers
6. Biofilm antibiotic resistance may be susceptible to genetic approach
7. High-producing dairy cows are not more susceptible to illness
8. Mighty mice are less susceptible to muscular dystrophy genes effects
9. Some people of African descent more susceptible to heart condition, Science study suggests
10. Women more susceptible to orthostatic hypotension
11. New screening method identifies areas susceptible to Selenium contamination in Western United States

Post Your Comments:
(Date:2/5/2015)... 26, 2015   Epic Sciences , a precision diagnostics ... that Murali Prahalad , Ph.D., president and CEO, is ... (PMWC) 2015: Silicon Valley, which is taking place at ... on January 26-28, 2015. Dr. ... as Biomarkers." Last year, Epic Sciences was a finalist in ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... 28, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast ... report to their offering. , ... is anticipated to overtake ... increasing government spending towards IT security, government biometric ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... - Today, FindBiometrics, the leading source of biometrics industry news, interviews ... design. "When we launched FindBiometrics 12 years ago ... , founder and CEO of FindBiometrics. "Now it,s maturing very ... key players on a very broad scale.  We are known ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Epic Sciences to Present at Personalized Medicine World Conference 2015 on the Use of Circulating Tumor Cells as Cancer Biomarkers 2Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast By Technologies, Applications, End Use, Regions and Countries 2Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast By Technologies, Applications, End Use, Regions and Countries 3Identity Industry Leading Publication Debuts New Look As Biometrics Hit Mainstream 2
(Date:3/4/2015)... -- Lancée par l,Assistance Publique ... en décembre 2011, l,étude collaborative française randomisée et ...   l es microsphères en résine marquées ... carcinome hépatocellulaire avancé, a recruté plus de 400 ... ; les résultats sont attendus fin 2016.   ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - ... company developing new therapeutics and molecular diagnostics that target ... for the quarter and seventh-month period ended December 31, ... changed its fiscal year end from May 31 to ... periods we are reporting today are for the quarter ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 3, 2015 NASA astronaut Scott Kelly , ... to spend a year living and working on the International ... 5:30 to 7 a.m. EDT Monday, March 9. ... he completes the final weeks of his training. The interviews ... NASA Television highlighting his mission training and previous spaceflights. ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ("Biorem" or "the Company") today ... odour control projects in North America , the ... . "Bidding activity in 2015 continues to be robust" ... high volume year for bidding in 2014, we are pleased to ... orders reflect the organization,s renewed focus on select market segments where ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 2Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 3Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 4Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 5Traitement du cancer primitif du foie : Recrutement terminé pour l'étude SARAH et résultats attendus fin 2016 6Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 2Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 3Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 4Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 5Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 6Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 7Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 8Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 9Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 10Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 11Aptose Biosciences reports results for the quarter and seven months ended December 31, 2014 12NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Available for Interviews before One-Year Space Station Mission 2
Cached News: