Proof at last that man flu is real

19 January 2016 - 02:25 By ©The Daily Telegraph

New research has - once again - appeared to prove the existence of the much-contested "man flu". The study, published by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, suggests the female sex hormone oestrogen could help women combat the virus, leaving men less protected.Oestrogen, which is found at higher levels in women than in men, was found to reduce the replication of the "influenza A" virus in nasal cells, thereby initiating antiviral effects against the disease.

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