Although they seem to be exaggerating every time they get sick, men are more vulnerable to the flu because their immune system is weaker than that of women, according to a study by the Johns Hopkins University.

The researchers exposed the nasal cells of men and women to the influenza A virus, estrogen, bisphenol A and similar compounds commonly used in hormone therapy.

The conclusions were that the female nasal cells respond better than those of the men, due to the hormonal characteristics of the same, and that they are more vulnerable to the flu and can transmit it more frequently.

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