As if we didn't know it already, woman are the stronger sex.


There has been a long standing myth that women are weaker than men, and it has been brought up time and time again throughout history.


However, according to research, women have a stronger chance of survival and we're born with it.


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Steve Austad, an international ageing expert at the University of Alabama, spent two years studying why women live longer than men.


He found that no matter where you are in the world, women generally live about five to six years longer than their male counterparts.


Steven believes females are more "robust. Pretty much at every age, women seem to survive better than men."


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In his study, the researcher noted that from a 2010 study, women were less likely to die from 12-15 causes, which include cancer and heart disease.


The only exception was Alzheimer's disease, which women are more likely to pass away from.


Steven said: "Once I started investigating, I found that women had resistance to almost all the major causes of death."


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Kathryn Sandberg, director of the Centre for the Study of Sex Differences in Health, Ageing and Disease at Georgetown University explained: "If you look across all the different types of infections, women have a more robust immune response.


"If there's a really bad infection, they survive better. If it's about the duration of the infection, women will respond faster."


Weak, my backside.