More fodder for the eternally raging battle of the sexes: A recent experiment published in the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrated that men can willfully suppress their hunger easier than their female counterparts can.

The BBC reports on the discrepancy:

“The men seemed to do better and brain scans later revealed they had far less activity than the women in a part of the brain linked to desire for food. The researchers say this ability to ‘switch off’ thoughts of food may explain lower rates of obesity in men.”

Now if only guys could apply some of that willpower to taking out the garbage once in a while … Am I right, ladies? Eh? Am I right?

Oh, apparently it’s 2009.

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