Why are women more likely to be obese than men (WHO statistics says so but doesn’t explain why)


Is it genetic?
Is it cultural?
Is it social?

Maybe a mix of the three (bio-psycho-social)?

In: Biology

It’s vaguely because they carry babies and need to store more fat on their bodies to do so. Woman has to feed 2 when she’s pregnant.


Women put on fat easier than men as a mechanism to make them better able to carry a baby. In an environment with surplus food that means they are more likely to become obese.


From what I’ve been taught, it’s due to women storing more fat to help support pregnancy. Extra stored energy in case food becomes scarce, to help ensure the fetuses survival. Where as in men, it goes towards muscles as fat is less necessary.