Surprise, Surprise: Women Prefer Veggies, Men Prefer Meat

Last Updated: September 5, 2009

If you go to a lot of vegetarian gatherings, you’ve probably noticed that often about two-thirds of the attendees are female. This can give rise to all sorts of half-baked speculation about the differences between the sexes. But now there’s some serious evidence that may explain why significantly more women than men embrace vegetarianism. A study of 14,000 Americans shows that men are not only more likely to choose meat rather than vegetables, they also tend to be more risk-taking (or clueless) when it comes to eating potentially dangerous foods, such as inadequately cooked burgers. Link to BBC coverage. Link to Telegraph coverage.

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