Did you stay out late and party this weekend? And did you wind up calling in sick today with the Monday morning blues or worse? Well, in yet another new study, British researchers claim that men get sick more often and stay sick longer than women because of their tendency to live life “in the fast lane.”
The London Telegraph explains:
Scientists believe it is the male predilection for a “live fast, die young” lifestyle that means in evolutionary terms they have failed to build up their immune systems like females.
That means that they not only catch more diseases but they tend to suffer more seriously, and for longer, from them.
A team at the University of Cambridge came up with the theory by applying a mathematical model to the various factors that characterise males and females.
It predicts that the adventurous lifestyle of the male means that they are more exposed to disease but paradoxically this reduces their immunity.
One study isn’t necessarily conclusive, especially since “adventurous lifestyles” don’t seem to be restricted to just one gender, do they? With the ever-expanding volume of research, another study might conclude just the opposite of the Cambridge research.