Why it's Easier for Men to Lose Weight

"There's no gender equality with weight loss. When it comes to offloading extra weight it's biologically easier for men than for women - and muscle is a key male advantage. Compared to women, men usually have less fat and more muscle - and because muscle burns more kilojoules than fat a man's metabolic rate can be five to ten per cent higher than that of a woman, explains Sydney-based exercise physiologist Allan Bolton."

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