The study showed that women are better protected against the flu than men. Protection from virus provides the hormone estrogen, talk to experts from the United States. They studied the effect of influenza viruses on the male and female body.
Normal balance of female hormones inhibits the replication of the virus, which reduces the risk of infection in the body women. If you look at the statistics of flu, you can see: women suffer more mild forms of the infection and are infected with a few less men.
Estrogen, scientists believe provides protection not only against influenza, but also from hepatitis, Ebola.