by TOM PAGONIS
In a recently published article in Nature, Danish researchers report that on average women are diagnosed four years later in life for the same disease when compared to men. The researchers analyzed health data of 6.9 million records over a 21 year period from 1995 to 2015. With the exception of Osteoporosis, women were diagnosed later for the 770 diseases studied including 2.5 years later for cancer and 4.5 years later for metabolic diseases such as diabetes. Researchers are unsure if these findings stem from genetic, environmental or even healthcare bias differences.
Read the Nature article here.