Where are all the females? Medical research heavily male-focused
Medical research has advanced society year after year, but the vast majority of health and physiology research is conducted on male subjects. In exercise physiology specifically, only 6% of studies include research on female-only participants. Males and females are very different in a biological sense, with different physical ad physiological attributes, so what is being missed in research if males are the primary focus?
Severine Lamon, Associate Professor in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at Deakin University, joins The Daily to explain.