WHY WOMEN ARE THE stronger SEX

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

Women have a stronger im­mune sys­tem and a bet­ter chance of re­sist­ing in­fec­tions than men, ac­cord­ing to a new study con­ducted by sci­en­tists at Queen Mary, Univer­sity of Lon­don. Re­searchers ex­am­ined a group of male and fe­male mice and dis­cov­ered that fe­males had dou­ble the num­ber of dis­ease­fight­ing white cells.

Lead re­searcher Dr Ra­mona Scot­land says males sim­ply don’t re­lease as many of the chem­i­cals that stim­u­late the im­mune sys­tem re­sponse when ill. Fe­males were also bet­ter at com­bat­ing bac­te­ria and sci­en­tists say this may ex­plain why women are bet­ter at sol­dier­ing on when they’re sick.

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