The study found that women were surviving and living longer throughout history, even when mortality rates and lifespans were low across the board, by anywhere from six months to four years.
The study examined mortality rates during times of adversity (such as epidemics, widespread disease, and famines), when mortality rates where high and lifespans were low, and found that female survival can actually be attributed to their resilience in infancy rather than later in life. The researchers say, via Science Daily, this indicates that "the survival advantage of women has fundamental biological underpinnings," i.e. not fully environmental conditions, i.e., women *seem* to be biologically stronger than men.
The study authors speculated that part of this can be attributed to the presence of estrogen in females, which the study explains offers immune-system–enhancing properties.
Another day, another reminder that females are strong as hell.
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