Low-calorie diets affect men’s and women’s bodies differently, study shows

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) — Men’s bodies may respond better to low-calorie diets than women’s, a new study showed.

A study in Denmark recruited more than 2,000 people who had pre-diabetes — meaning high blood sugar, but not yet diabetes — to look at how low-calorie diets worked for them. In the study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that men benefitted in more ways from the reduced calorie counts, and not just in the numbers on the scale.

“Despite adjusting for the differences in weight loss, it appears that men benefited more from the intervention than women. Whether differences between genders …read more