The numbers are telling. Expert on ageing Dr Austad says it may once again be down to hormones. But women have more connections going from left to right across the two halves of the brain, which gives them an advantage in pulling together information from different sources and drawing logical conclusions. I remember once reading an article that heart disease in women was more common than one thought a decade or two ago. Women may be better at multi-tasking, less susceptible to 'man flu' and safer behind the wheel — but, physically, men are the stronger sex. When I used to finish my OPD shifts as a student physician, I would walk back to my room and see many young burqa-clad females sitting in the garden, playing with their young children and buying them snacks from the roadside vendor. World record holder Paula Radcliffe has trained through two pregnancies. On average, men have bigger builds, with more muscle compared to fat, and a more even fat distribution throughout their bodies. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. For a growing body of scientific study is turning centuries-old gender research on its head — by suggesting that women are, in fact, stronger than men. Let's not forget how Senator Elizabeth Warren seriously has our backs. Gettystock Over the 20 years surveyed, "women in Congress introduce more bills, attract more co-sponsors and bring home more money for their districts than their male counterparts," on average. Paula Radcliffe continued to train through her two pregnancies. The lives of most ordinary women, outside the pages of magazines, destroy this notion. From longevity and surviving illness to coping with trauma and managing pain, we investigate the surprising ways in which women really are the stronger sex However, this could be about to change. Studies have shown that females have more white blood cells Studies have shown that females have more white blood cells, the parts of the blood which produce antibodies — natural proteins which neutralise bacteria and viruses.