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New study highlights exaggerated physical differences between male and female superheroes

20:00 EDT 30 Apr 2019 | AAAS

(Binghamton University) Superheroes like Thor and Black Widow may have what it takes to save the world in movies like Avengers: Endgame, but neither of their comic book depictions has a healthy body mass index (BMI). New research from Binghamton University and SUNY Oswego found that, within the pages of comic books, male superheroes are on average obese, while females are on average close to underweight.

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