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  • Published: 15 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241434840
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $38.00

The Better Half

On the Genetic Superiority of Women




An award-winning physician and scientist makes the game-changing case that genetic females are stronger than males at every stage of life

'A powerful antidote to the myth of a "weaker sex"' Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered Brain

Here are some facts: Women live longer than men. They have stronger immune systems. They're better at fighting cancer and surviving famine, and even see the world in a wider variety of colours. They are simply stronger than men at every stage of life. Why? And why are we taught the opposite?

Drawing on his wide-ranging experience and cutting-edge research, Dr Sharon Moalem set out to understand why men are consistently less likely than women to thrive. The answer, he reveals, lies in our genetics: the female's double XX chromosomes offer a powerful survival advantage.

Moalem explains why genetic females triumph over males when it comes to resilience, intellect, stamina, immunity and much more. And he calls for a long-overdue reconsideration of our male-centric, one-size-fits-all view of the body and even of how we prescribe medications - a view that still frames women through the lens of men. Revolutionary, captivating and utterly persuasive, The Better Half will make you see women, men and the survival of our species anew.

  • Published: 15 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241434840
  • Imprint: Allen Lane
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $38.00

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Award-winning physician and scientist, Sharon Moalem explains why women are often misdiagnosed by doctors which leads to incorrect dosing of medicine. You can pre-order his book, The Better Half, here: https://bit.ly/33x3XCC From birth, genetic females are better at fighting viruses, infections and cancer. They do better at surviving epidemics and famines. They live longer and even see the world in a wider variety of colours. These are the facts; they are simply stronger than men at every stage of life. Why? And why are we taught the opposite? ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to the Penguin channel: http://po.st/SubscribePenguinYouTube Follow us here: Twitter | http://www.twitter.com/penguinukbooks Website | http://www.penguin.co.uk Instagram | http://www.instagram.com/penguinukbooks Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/penguinbooks

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