Dieting trends differ among men and women

October 5, 2006 in Nutrition Topics in the News, Weight Management

Dieting trends differ among men and women

According to researchers at the University of Nebraska, women college students are more likely then men to diet or try other weight loss practices. The study also found other differences between males and females in terms of dieting trends and sources of nutrition knowledge and beliefs.

For example, more women than men report trying a low-fat, low-carbohydrate or vegetarian diet. More women than men also reported gaining nutrition knowledge from family and to eating too much sugar. While opinions about dieting varied between sexes, overall 94 percent of the respondents in the study agreed it is important to eat a variety of foods for good health.

These findings support previous reports of women's tendency to hold stronger beliefs related to nutrition then men.

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