Testosterone may be one reason why men don’t get asthma as much as women

The male sex hormone keeps immune cells in mice lungs from revving up an allergic reaction

woman reaching for inhaler

CLEARING THE AIR  Adult women are about twice as likely to have asthma as men. New work in mice finds that testosterone impacts immune cells involved in the disease.

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