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Aus_scientist t1_j4uok58 wrote

The primary drivers of the dimorphism between men and women are sex steroid hormones during puberty.
This is a really good review of the topic
Just the abstract is sufficient to give a good overview.


Kalapuya t1_j4w6hxe wrote

That article is about “body composition in relation to lean, fat and bone masses”, not necessarily the phenotypic differences between the sexes. Meaning, how muscle, fat, and bone are distributed on the body differentially between the sexes and over time. You can’t pretend like a 6’5” 300lb dude is only that big because of hormones. Genetics has a lot to do with it.