Man Flu Really is More Severe


Man Flu is real

Women have long disparaged men for acting as if their flu symptoms are more severe than those experienced by women. As it turns out, the men have been right all along.

According to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, women possess a natural protection against the flu: estrogen. The female sex hormone has been shown to hamper the replication of many types of viruses, including influenza, HIV, Ebola, and hepatitis.

The difference in disease intensity between men and women is dramatic, with women showing a nearly 1,000-fold reduction in viral replications than their male counterparts.

The next time you see a man seeking sympathy because of the severity of his flu symptoms, consider offering kindness; he may actually have a legitimate complaint.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: