The fact that twice as many men have died of the coronavirus than women has turned the spotlight towards differences in the physiological make up of men and women. Get our daily coronavirus email newsletter with all the news you need to know direct to your inbox. Statistics show men are more likely to die from Covid — and it seems that is due to fundamental physical differences between the sexes. But this theory began to unravel as similar patterns in Covid deaths emerged in Europe and America, where many more women smoke. Gender differences in lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet and alcohol consumption explain some of the health disparities between men and women. As a result, women not only have two different versions of many immune system genes, these genes also work together and swap genetic information.
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Women are better than men at withstanding crisis conditions like severe famines, epidemics and slavery, according to a recent paper by researchers at the University of Southern Denmark and Duke University. And their hardiness starts early: Newborn girls survived those extreme circumstances better than boys, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences-published study found. Also read: This is the No. The researchers looked at seven extremely low-life-expectancy populations 20 years or less for at least one of the sexes over a roughly year span, including freed Liberian slaves and Trinidad plantation slaves in the s, the Ukrainian famine, the Swedish famine of to , Icelandic measles epidemics in and , and the Irish potato famine of to Despite both sexes having a high mortality rate, women outlasted men by up to nearly four years on average.
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Better yet, women are born this way, reports The Guardian. The comparison between the sexes in terms of strength and survivability is something Steven Austad, an international expert on ageing and chair of the biology department at the University of Alabama, has spent two decades researching. His findings have shown that women are more likely to dodge or survive illness than men are, and have a quicker recovery rate. Statistically, new-born males have a 10 percent greater risk of death than new-born females, even when they are given the same amount of care.
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