Costs and benefits of fat-free muscle mass in men : relationship to mating success , dietary requirements , and native immunity

@inproceedings{Lasseka2009CostsAB,
  title={Costs and benefits of fat-free muscle mass in men : relationship to mating success , dietary requirements , and native immunity},
  author={William D. Lasseka and Steven J. C. Gaulinb},
  year={2009}
}
  • William D. Lasseka, Steven J. C. Gaulinb
  • Published 2009
On average, men have 61% more muscle mass than women (d=3), a sex difference which is developmentally related to their much higher levels of testosterone. Potential benefits of greater male muscle mass include increased mating opportunities, while potential costs include increased dietary requirements and decreased immune function. Using data on males aged… CONTINUE READING