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PAULINEODONOHUE
04-20-2011, 01:35 AM
Hi,

Just wondering why men burn substantially more calories than women. My brother and I both weigh the same, different heights, we do the same run, his heart rate is on average 15 beats below mine but he burns around 25% more calories.

MARKROUSSEAU
07-22-2011, 03:58 PM
It's more than likely that the equation is based on the fact that men in general have more muscle mass. Hence the higher burn rate in comparison to women. Just a guess.

GERRYCAN
07-22-2011, 04:26 PM
It's more than likely that the equation is based on the fact that men in general have more muscle mass. Hence the higher burn rate in comparison to women. Just a guess.

MARKROUSSEAU, Livestrong.com seems to agree with your theory.

Here is a related article:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/360810-why-men-burn-calories-faster/