Scientists of University of Aberdeen in collaboration with scientists in the Universities of Cambridge, UK and of Michigan, USA have found out why women find it more difficult to lose weight than men.
This, according to them, is because women respond differently to weight a controlling hormone produced by the brain; weight control medications stimulates a part of the brain to produce this hormone which controls appetite, physical activity and energy expenditure.
Experimenting with obese mice, on giving both female and male mice weight losing medication, they found that the obese male mice easily lost weight while the female found it difficult. On further investigation, they discovered that hormone produced by the brain had different effects on the male and female mice. In the male it reduced the appetite, increased physical activity and energy expenditure but in the female mice, it only reduced appetite, hence the difficulty in losing weight.