Q] Why man is stronger than woman?

Dr E. Buxbaum EB15 at le.ac.uk
Mon Feb 16 17:31:39 EST 1998


Stated like this the sentence is not true: some women are stronger than
some men. Only on average men tend to be stronger than women (this
should be kept in mind when ever you are talking about sexual
dimorphism). 

The reason for the difference is that male gonads produce male sexual
hormones (anabolic steroids), which lead to an increase in muscle mass.
This effect can be increased by giving artificial preparations of such
hormones (to both men or women), this is called doping (and is
forbidden, because of dangerous side effects). More details can be found
in textbooks of biochemistry and sports medicine.



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