Why female babies boast higher survival rate: It's all in the placenta

May 28, 2014 6:16 PM

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Why female babies boast higher survival rate: It's all in the placenta

It appears that girls have better survival rates than men, showing yet again the benefits of being female at birth, a new study in the journal Medical Human Reproduction reported. The findings revealed that male babies as a whole have poorer health results than their female counterparts and could shed light on why female babies likely do better in harder conditions.

The study was conducted by researchers from Australia's University of Adelaide and looked at previous research that suggests male babies grow faster than female babies in the womb and are larger and weigh more on average than girls.

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