HE SAID, SHE SAID, THEY ATE

Focuses on a study which reported better recall ability of women than men the food that they eat. Reasons for the gap.

By PT Staff, published on January 1, 2002 - last reviewed on January 23, 2015

Men forget what they eat, especially snacks. Women have far better
mealtimememories, according to researchers at the Department of
Agriculture. When 10 couples recalled their shared meals, women
consistently hit the calorie mark, but men often had no idea whether an
item was low-fat and omitted snacks altogether. The study, published in
the Journal of the American Dietetics Association, speculates that women
have better recall because they are more involved in food preparation and
are generally more conscious of nutrition.