Why women's allergic reactions can be more severe than men's

December 30, 2014 6:29 PM

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Why women's allergic reactions can be more severe than men's

Examples of epinephrine pens that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines recommend that schools stock to combat food allergies are photographed in Washington on Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Studies have shown that women tend to suffer more severe allergic reactions than men, and now researchers may have uncovered a clue as to why. A study out of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases finds that in mice, estrogen "enhances the levels and activity" of an enzyme that ca...

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