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A group of scientists from different countries have identified that testosterone may be the main reason for the high mortality rate from coronavirus among men. Reported by the Daily Mail.
Specialists in prostate cancer explained what the principal male sex hormone can promote the penetration of the virus into the cells of the body. That is why, perhaps, men are almost twice as likely to die from the disease than women.
Italian doctors found that patients with cancer receiving strong drugs that can lower testosterone levels, four times as likely to die from coronavirus.
Researchers from the University of California are considering the use of medications that affect hormone levels, to treat patients with the virus.
However, the complexity of the use of such means for treatment is that they have very strong side effects to the male body.
Earlier, the Spanish scientist said that Smoking may be one of the factors because of which complications and fatal outcomes in men infected with coronavirus, is observed much more often than women.
Video, photo All from Russia.