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Women more prone to allergies than men

Women more prone to allergies than men

Women are more likely to suffer from allergies than men due to genetic differences between the sexes, according to new research.

A study presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), investigated the difference between the sexes and the risk of allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases.

The findings revealed that adult women were at higher risk of allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases than their male counterparts. However, as children, more boys suffer from rhinitis, asthma and food allergies than girls.

Scientists hope their findings will improve the understanding and impact of gender diversity on diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. They want to see more personalised gender-based medicine which addresses the health differences between men and women.

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