The female sex hormone accelerates the regeneration of damaged cells of the lung tissue. To such conclusion scientists in the experiment with laboratory mice. The animals were infected with influenza type A and injected into the blood progesterone, one of the main female hormones. The results tells the newspaper The Indian Express.
This substance reduced the damaging effect of the virus and accelerate the healing of the lung tissue. The researchers suggest that the lack of ovulation on a background of reception of hormonal contraceptives can affect the overall immunity of the body in the fight against the flu virus.
There are other considerations. Is it possible to create agents having the above-described useful properties without effect characteristic female hormone? However, the exact answer to this question does not exist. Scientists continue to study outdoor phenomenon.