Kyle Sue, a family-medicine professor for Memorial University, evaluated peer-reviewed research on immune system differences between men and women. According to his findings, men have “a less robust immune system.”
Tired of being teased for being a big baby, Sue conducted a study on the “Man-Flu.” The Canadian researcher found that “Cells cultured from premenopausal women had a stronger immune response to rhinovirus than those from men of the same age.”
Another study conducted in Hong Kong found that men are more likely to end up in the hospital than women. “This was true regardless of underlying heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory system disease, and renal disease,” Sue writes.
Sue, Kyle. “The Science behind ‘Man Flu.’” The BMJ, British Medical Journal Publishing Group, 11 Dec. 2017, www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j5560.