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    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.

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    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.

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      Originally posted by MARKROUSSEAU View Post
      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/36...lories-faster/

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