Why is the average man taller than the average woman?

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Why is the average man taller than the average woman?

Have you ever wondered why men are taller than women in most cases?

Many of us think why the average man is taller than the average woman, without knowing the reason behind it? Well, there is a genetic reason for this fact. According to medical research, a genetic variant has been found on the X chromosome that plays an important role on the human height.

Women have 2 X chromosomes. Therefore, they are more susceptible to the genetic variant in the X chromosome. It has been found by researchers that due to the genetic variant in the X chromosome, a gene involved with the cartilage development of the body gets altered. Due to this reason, women are shorter than men. The 2 X chromosomes that women have cause problems in the development of their body.

It is normal for a man to be tall, whereas there is no such pressure on women. In fact, tall women stand out from the crowd as their height is considered as an extra asset. Most women find tall men attractive, whereas most men prefer an average height woman.

We should know that the two genders are sexually dimorphic. Therefore, there is the difference in height between men and women. It is completely due to genetics that the average man is taller than the average woman.


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