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Will men always be the swifter sex?

In quest to close sports gender gap, female athletes face physiological hurdle

The Boston Globe—August 27, 2012

Polly de Mille, RN, an exercise physiologist with the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery, comments on the gender gap in sports performance.


“If you look at pure physiology, men definitely have an advantage,” said Polly de Mille, an exercise specialist at the Women’s Sports Medicine Center in New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery. “They have wider lungs, bigger airways, and a bigger heart that will pump more blood with each beat.”

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