Estrogen Could be Behind Females’ More Severe Allergies

December 29, 2014 8:50 PM

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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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