Estrogen Could be Behind Females’ More Severe Allergies

December 29, 2014 8:50 PM

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Estrogen Could be Behind Females’ More Severe Allergies

Could estrogen be to blame for women tending to have more severe allergic reactions than their male counterparts? That seems to be the case, at least in mice.

A team of scientists working with the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases concluded that estrogen, which consists of a group of hormones involved with sexual reproduction and developments, particularly in women, was to blame for more frequent and severe allergic reactions in mice. More rese...

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