Men are just as emotional as women, new research shows, helping to dismantle long-held gender stereotypes.

Published last week in the scientific journal Nature, findings from a joint University of Michigan and Purdue University study of 142 men and women found that the emotional fluctuations of both genders are “clearly, consistently and unmistakably more similar than they are different,” the study’s lead author, Adriene Beltz of the University of Michigan, told NBC News.

"Our research does not directly speak to the origins or persistence of gender stereotypes, but we do hope that our findings will help to dismantle them," she added.

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