The big male nose


New study explains why men’s noses are bigger than women’s
By:
Richard C. Lewis | 2013.11.18 | 11:26 AM
nasal comparison
Male noses grow disproportionately larger than female noses beginning at puberty, a University of Iowa study has found. The reason: Males need to breathe in more oxygen to feed muscle mass than females. Image courtesy of the College of Dentistry.

Human noses come in all shapes and sizes. But one feature seems to hold true: Men’s noses are bigger than women’s.

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