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"Ambien, Zolpidem, is now the only prescription drug in the country with a different suggested dose for men and women. But we’ve discovered it is far from an isolated example of differences between the sexes we never imagined. More and more, scientists are realizing that the differences are dangerously understudied and that pervasively and fundamentally, sex matters.
Take aspirin. Low-dose aspirin lowers the risk of heart attacks in healthy men; but in healthy women, turns out it doesn’t though it does protect women against stroke.
And drugs are just the beginning. Sex differences have been found in pain receptors, liver enzymes, even the wiring of the brain."
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