Does Men and Women Gain Weight The Same Way?

Last Revised on August 21, 2009

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The simple answer is no. Men women gain weight from different stressors. Men gain weight from two types of stress, but women are affected by a wider variety. There are many different specific situations of weight gain due to stress.

The study conducted by The American Journal of Epidemiology found that women weight gain were occurring from specific stress situations such as poor finances, tense jobs, and strained family relationships along with the feeling of being limited by the circumstances of their lives.

On the other hand, men gain weight mainly due to specific two situations of when they lacked the opportunity to make decisions as an authority and when they were denied opportunity to gain more skills. So weight gain in men mostly seem to revolve around work place circumstances.

The study also found that the likelihood for the most weight gain were the ones who had the largest weight to start with. At the end, the researchers concluded that the participants need to learn stress reduction techniques such as becoming aware of stressful situations and learn to tackle them; exercise on a daily basisl
; get enough rest and sleep; eat a balanced diet nutritional foods; and never be shy of seeking help from your family, relatives, relationships or counseling from a therapist.

On a side note, a recent study showed that men gains weight when the women is pregnant.

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