It’s Science, Yo! Men do Feel Worse When Sick.
The age old debate from women is that men just whine and moan when they're sick.
Well, it is now proven science that men have the right to lay in bed because they truly are feeling worse than women think.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University collected nasal cells from men and women and infected the cells with "influenza A".
The kicker is that those researchers injected estrogen into some of those same cells.
It was found that the cells that were injected with estrogen reduced the replication of the virus.
In other words, estrogen helped fight off the infection and reduced the symptoms associated with the virus.
It was also notes that testosterone, the male hormone, actually weakens the immune system making it less likely to fight off the virus.
In other words, men feel worse.
Other studies have shown that estrogen can help fight off other viral infections including HIV, Ebola and hepatitis.
So yes ladies, you can fight off being sick better than men but also, your sick man in the bed isn't "whining and moaning" for nothing. You can't argue with science but let the debate continue anyway.