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Female metabolism 11 percent lower than males after adjustment for height, weight and age
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Female metabolism is 11 percent slower than males even after adjustment for height, weight and age according to a 1996 study.
This included looking at total calories burned, basal metabolic rate and calories burned during exercise.
They analyzed 574 doubly-labelled water measurements
This article was previously published on April 29, 2004.
Black AE, Coward WA, Cole TJ, and Prentice AM. Human energy expenditure in affluent societies: an analysis of 574 doubly-labelled water measurements. Eur J Clin Nutr, 1996 Feb; 50(2): 72-92.
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