From my observations of men and women, I think men crave meat more than women do, whereas women crave pastries more than men do. If the team would offer chocolate éclairs, the PET scans might show more prefrontal cortex activity in women’s brains, less in men’s. Since men’s brains showed more, I suspect the liquid meal was meat broth.
Marcia E. Herman-Giddens
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill