Men more sen­si­tive to pain than women

The Star Late Edition - - METRO -

WHEN it comes to pain, it seems men aren’t quite as brave as they’d have you be­lieve.

In an ex­per­i­ment, men and women were asked to do dif­fi­cult arm ex­er­cises, with the blood flow to their arm stopped to make it more ex­cru­ci­at­ing.

Just one out of 18 women said they were stressed when asked to re­turn to the room where the painful ex­er­cise hap­pened 24 hours later.

But two-thirds of men said they were stressed about hav­ing to go back.

McGill Univer­sity in Canada said the study showed men strug­gled more with the mem­ory of pain, which may make things hurt more in fu­ture.

When their arm was gen­tly heated up the day after the painful ex­er­cise, men said it hurt about 50% more than women did.

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