Defense mechanisms. Health. And the Red Queen/Sexual Antagonism Theory.

When it comes to immunity, men may not have been dealt an equal hand. The latest study by Dr. Maya Saleh, of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McGill University, shows that women have a more powerful immune system than men. In fact, the production of estrogen by females could have a beneficial effect on the innate inflammatory response against bacterial pathogens. These surprising results were published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Rejoice ladies. And thanks again Mom for the genetic material. I'll do you proud...

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