Sex differences in regional cerebral blood flow

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title = "Sex differences in regional cerebral blood flow",
abstract = "Regional cerebral blood flow was measured by the 133-xenon inhalation method during resting in 38 healthy men and 38 healthy women matched pairwise for age in the range 18-72 years. The results showed 11% higher global flow level in the women in all ages. A similar and significant regression of flow by age was seen for both sexes. The regional flow distribution also showed some sex-related differences. Frontal regions showed an asymmetry in the men with higher values on the right side. The female flows were more symmetric. As a hypothesis, it is suggested that the higher flow level in women may be a systemic phenomenon. In fact, other authors have found a higher cardiac index in females. The sex differences in regional flow pattern might be due to differences in the functional organization of the cortex and/or to differences in the mental processes of the {"}resting{"} state.",
author = "G Rodriguez and Siegbert Warkentin and Jarl Risberg and G Rosadini",
year = "1988",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
pages = "783--789",
journal = "Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism",
issn = "1559-7016",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group",
number = "6",