Physical activity can lead to difference in diet preferences between males, females

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Recent studies have shown that approximately 90 percent of adult Americans fail to reach the US Department of Health guidelines for physical activity, which could be contributing to surging obesity rates. Now, new research by a multidisciplinary team of University of Missouri researchers suggests that physical activity can change diet preferences in males, but not in females — an area that researchers say has not been thoroughly studied.