Are Women More Immune?

(Telegraph) Women found to be the tougher sex

While women have for centuries been labelled as the weaker sex, new research suggests the truth is quite the opposite

According to a study, the fairer sex is genetically programmed to better resist infections and cancer, and also have a back-up system for fighting disease.

The discovery sheds light on why members of the so-called stronger sex succumb to “man-flu”.

Their immune systems are no match for those of wives and girlfriends because of the female X-chromosome, scientists believe.

The reason why women are more robust appears to be microRNAs – short strands of RNA encoded on the chromosome.

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