New research suggests the female advantage in life expectancy has fundamental biological roots. No doubt many of you will have long suspected this is the case, and now you have fresh scientific findings to back up your suspicions. Across modern populations, women outlive men in almost all instances, with life expectancy for English women being Now, academics from the Southern University of Denmark have looked at data from seven historic cases when populations were exposed to extreme hardship, in order to gain new insights into the gender mortality gap.
Fascinating study into why women are the stronger sex
THE STRONGER SEX - Primitives
When it comes to longevity, surviving illness and coping with trauma, one gender comes out on top. Angela Saini meets the scientists working out why. F our years ago, completely spent, blood transfused into me in a frantic effort to allow me to walk, I lay on a hospital bed having given birth the day before. To the joy of my family, I had brought them a son. Blue balloons foretold a man in the making. Not just the apple of my eye, but the one who would one day open jam jars for me. The hero who would do the DIY and put out the rubbish.