Today, many people believe that a cocktail of vitamin and mineral supplements is necessary to be “healthy” – the more you have, the better, right? Well, not exactly.
When thinking about the factors that determine our health, what comes to your mind? Genetics? Lifestyle? What if I told you that much of our health is also determined by an array of physical, social, and environmental factors?
Despite the many leaps made by women in recent years, the unfortunate reality is that a gender bias continues to prevail in our societies. This gender bias also has a strong footing in health research, where many medical studies implicitly generalize the results of studies that predominantly include men to all of humanity without taking gender differences into account.