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Who handles stress better, men or women?

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine

Research is showing us that men handle stress better than women. Dr. Rita Valentino led a rat study, published in Molecular Psychiatry. She discovered when both sexes were stressed, females experienced twice the stress compared to males. Females were more sensitive to the stress-related hormone known as corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF).  Dr. Valentino believes these findings could be relevant for humans.  CRF plays a role in our experience of stress and lack of effective CRF regulation is often characteristic of stress-related mental disorders.

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
One gender handles stress better than the other. In this video, Dr. Robin Miller reveals the winning sex of the stress test.

 

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