Eating, mood, and gender in a noneating disorder population

Authors: Kenardy, J., Butler, A., Carter, C., Moor, S.
"he results indicate that there is a complex relationship that exists between gender and mood. Males appeared to experience a reduction in the negative component of their overall mood after eating, while females appeared to be more emotionally responsive to eating overall." Might this be due to society-wide fear of food related to women, weight and shape? [site owner comment].