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Ruling the roost is good for women

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Imnobody4 Sat 21-Nov-20 12:17:24

An interesting piece of research

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/f50fe2dc-2b73-11eb-aca7-1c9add2102c6?shareToken=4b84abfd1e7d51018d198bfdcde0e6a2

Researchers have found that women who live in matrilineal villages of the Mosuo tribe in southwest China, where grandmothers are the heads of the households, have lower blood pressure than those in very similar villages where men rule the roost. Women in these matriarchal communities also had far lower levels of inflammatory proteins in their blood, which have been linked to a host of chronic conditions, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

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HecatesCats Sat 21-Nov-20 12:31:35

Fascinating, thanks for sharing. Just googled to see if there were any recent books about the Mosuo and found this The Kingdom of Women by Choo Waihong https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/The-Kingdom-of-Women-by-Choo-Waihong-author/9780755606887

BaseDrops Sun 22-Nov-20 19:55:40

Did you spot this bit
“By contrast, men’s health did not seem to suffer significantly when they lived under matriarchs.”

How incredibly not surprising.

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