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Why is the breathing rate of males is different from that of females?

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Dr. Kevin Carr
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In brief: Tidal volume...

Males, on average, tend to have slower breathing rates due to larger lung size (it takes longer to complete the respiratory cycle of inhale/exhale).
Also, male heart rates are slower on average. Given these facts, it seems counterintuitive, but women have lower metabolic rates than men.

In brief: Tidal volume...

Males, on average, tend to have slower breathing rates due to larger lung size (it takes longer to complete the respiratory cycle of inhale/exhale).
Also, male heart rates are slower on average. Given these facts, it seems counterintuitive, but women have lower metabolic rates than men.
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