Why is it expected that your average adult male should have a higher basal metabolic rate than the average adult female?
Answer Males have a higher percentage of body muscle than females; females have a higher percentage of body fat than males
As a general rule, a healthy male will have a higher proportion of their body weight as muscle and water than a healthy female; a female will have a higher percentage of their body weight as fat. This is because, for a female, such body fat is essential to being able to reproduce successfully.
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