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  •  It's biological as well. (2+ / 0-)
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    Hatrax, BadKitties

    In studies of preemies and their ability to thrive, female babies do markedly better. Black females followed by white females, then white males and then black males. That was for the cohorts mentioned. This is taken into account in NICUs when mapping out strategies for helping very small or ill babies to survive.

    Women also have the ability to store fat while maintaining muscle mass which also helps maintain their stamina. Men burn off calories much faster. Fat is what the brain uses to function [and develop].

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