Women are more likely to suffer from asthma than men because testosterone protects against the wheezy condition, study finds



Women may be twice as likely to have asthma as men because testosterone protects against it, scientists have found.
Almost one in 10 British women suffer from asthma, which, like arthritis and multiple sclerosis, is more common in females than males.
Now it has emerged women have more of a type of immune cell linked to asthma.
These cells produce proteins which increase mucus and inflammation in the lungs and can lead to wheezing and breathlessness.
But testosterone was found by US researchers to block them and slash the number of these damaging proteins.
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28 November 2017 in Health, Views: 51
Source: Daily Mail
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