Gender Differences in Susceptibility to Environmental Factors: A Priority Assessment
National Academies Press, Apr 24, 1998 - Science - 96 pages
Women's health and men's health differ in a variety of ways--women live longer on average, for example, but tend to be sicker as well. Whereas some of these distinctions are based solely on gender, there is growing awareness that the environment and related factors may play a role in creating health status differences between men and women. Various factors, such as genetics and hormones, may account for gender differences in susceptibility to environmental factors.