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It’s in the Blood: Study Suggests Reason Why Men Are More Likely to Die From COVID-19
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May 12, 2020

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Since outbreaks of the new coronavirus emerged, studies have shown that men are more likely than women to die in the hospital from the disease.

Now, new research says the enzyme ⁠— ACE 2⁠— that gives the pathogen power to infect human cells is higher in men than in women, giving the virus extra access to men’s lungs.

The peer-reviewed research provides a possible explanation behind the gender disparity in coronavirus-related deaths. The paper was published Sunday in the European Heart Journal.

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