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Women recover muscle strength more slowly than men
Date:9/25/2008

esponse was similar in men and women, suggesting that the slower restoration of strength among women is more likely due to different rates of muscular strength-building, as opposed to differences in the nervous system.

According to a 2003 World Health Organization report, women are four times more likely than men to experience forearm fractures requiring cast immobilization, and almost 50 percent of women will experience a bone fracture at some point in their life.

Clark cautioned against over-interpretation of the study results because of the relatively small sample size. "Our findings indicate that more work needs to be done to confirm and understand the reasons for these sex differences, the extent to which they occur, and the underlying mechanism," Clark said.

Clark and his colleagues have begun the next phase of this research, which they hope will provide more comprehensive answers.


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