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The reason women find it harder to breathe than men during exercise is due to greater electrical activation of their breathing muscles, It is well established that women experience greater shortness of breath during physical activity, from stair climbing to long-distance running, than men of a similar age. This is true in healthy young and older adults, as well as in patients with chronic heart and lung disease. This study is the first to explain why this happens.

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