Coronavirus update: Why are more men dying from COVID-19 compared to women?

Coronavirus update: Why are more men dying from COVID-19 compared to women?

More men are dying from COVID-19 worldwide than women with potential reasons for this being biology, habits and testosterone levels found in men.

The male sex hormone, testosterone, has a dampening effect on the immune system which makes men more susceptible to the virus.

Scientific evidence has suggested that oestrogen (the main female hormone) helps to improve the immune system and increase immune inflammation as opposed to testosterone which reduces or dampens the response.

The results indicate that women often have less severe infections than men and have significantly stronger immune responses to vaccinations.

Published at Tue, 26 May 2020 06:43:00 +0000