ï»¿Shin, Yong-Wook, ref 1n Diet Revolution may have been, as its publisher claimed, the fastest-selling book in history. Nonetheless, its“chief consequence,” as John Yudkin noted in 1974, may have been “to antagonize the medical and nutritional establishment.” In fact, Atkins had to antagonize only a very small and select group of men to have a profound and lasting effect on how we think about obesity and weight regulation. In obesity research, particularly in the United States in the 1970s, the established wisdom was determined not by any testing of hypotheses or even establishing of consensus but by the judgment of fewer than a dozen men who dominated the field: Jean Mayer, Fred Stare, Jules Hirsch, George Bray, Theodore Van Itallie, Albert Stunkard, George Cahill, Philip White, and perhaps a few others. (And when these men began to retire from the scene in the 1980s, their younger colleagues—Johanna Dwyer, who received her Ph.D. with Mayer; Francis Xavier Pi-Sunyer, who collaborated with Van Itallie; Kelly Brownell, who worked and studied with Stunkard—assumed the leadership and perpetuated their beliefs.) day at first but had practically ceased by the time she returned to work. She was not too concerned about them, for her doctorshad warned her that she might experience such aftereffects. Gender differences in asexuality often seem to mirror gender differences in sexuality. In other words, the gender differences mentioned above also occur in some way between asexual men and asexual women. First, if a main gender difference is that women are less sexualized (i.e., they have lower sex drive and less sexual attraction) than men, one would expect women to be overrepresented on the extremely low end of the sexuality distribution—that is, one would expect to find more asexuality among women.