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Study provides clue as to why COVID is more deadly for men – NBC10 Philadelphia

This is one of the long-running mysteries of the pandemic: why did men die from COVID-19 more often than women?

The mortality rate from COVID for men is on average 1.7 times higher than for women in 38 countries. 2020 study found. More recent research Researchers from Harvard University found that although men accounted for 49 percent of COVID cases in the U.S., they accounted for 55 percent of deaths from COVID from April 2020 to May 2021.

This week Fr. study supported the leading theory of inconsistency: estrogen may offer some protection against severe COVID.

In a study published in the Journal of Family Practice, UK, researchers compared women in England who received hormone replacement therapy – which helps restore estrogen levels during menopause – for six months after being diagnosed with COVID, with those who did not. The results showed that in the first group the death rate from all causes of death was 78 percent lower than in the second.

“This adds evidence of why, especially at the start of the pandemic, we saw really different clinical outcomes for women compared to men,” said Anita Raj, a professor of infectious diseases and global public health at the University of California. , San Diego, who was not involved in the study.

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The center’s director, Dr. Rachel Valensky, accepted the group’s recommendation on Thursday.

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