Sex hormones put women at allergy risk

December 31, 2014 8:07 AM

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Sex hormones put women at allergy risk

Female sex hormones called oestrogens can worsen allergic reactions in women, says a study.

“Women are more likely to suffer lethal allergic reactions because the female sex hormone makes the condition worse,” says a Telegraph report, quoting the study by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the US.

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