Men may be more susceptible to the flu and to experiencing worse symptoms

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A report from CBS New York says health officials are predicting this flu season will be a particularly bad one. In addition, the flu vaccine is less effective than usual against certain strains of the virus. As a result, many people may be vulnerable even if they received the flu shot. An added caveat for health care providers is that a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine reports that men may be more likely to catch the flu than women, and they suffer more from the symptoms. The reason may be the female sex hormone estrogen. The researchers found that estrogen produced an enzyme that made female mice better able to fight off infection. One theory is that estrogen is native to the female endocrine system because of their role as nurturers. Doctors do not recommend that men take estrogen supplements; however, getting plenty of sleep and taking vitamin C are other ways men can improve their immune systems.

Men may be more susceptible to the flu and to experiencing worse symptoms
Men may be more susceptible to the flu and to experiencing worse symptoms
The next time a guy you know gets the flu, you may want to show him a little more sympathy. A new study shows that men may be more likely to catch the flu than women and suffer more from the symptoms, CBS New York reports.
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