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Release Date: 11/30/2020 Source: IFLScience

Sex Hormones May Explain Why Men Are Hit Harder By Covid-19

There is increasing evidence that men are at a higher risk of falling severely sick with Covid-19 and are more likely to die from the infection. Just like a handful of other viral infections, sex hormones may help to explain why.

Release Date: 11/24/2020 Source: UIC Today

Study shows protective role sex steroids play in COVID-19

A new paper from a UIC researcher shows evidence that suggests sex steroids may play a role in protecting against COVID-19 symptoms.

Release Date: 11/13/2017 Source: Women's Health

Low Allopregnanolone Linked To Obesity & Anxiety

There are days when you feel like you could jump out of bed at 6am and do just about anything, and there are days when it’s a struggle to drag yourself from under the duvet before 7.30am. Our mood is affected by a variety of external factors - general life stresses, lack of sleep, your diet - but it’s also determined by hormones.