Originally posted on GlutenFreeGal:
This is a great article I came across from HealClick.com and thought I would share some of it with you.
You would think Mother Nature would cut us a break, I mean being a woman in today’s society is tough enough, she could surely throw us a bone with our immune systems, something! But nope, we out number men in autoimmune illnesses at a staggering rate. In a new study, researchers find a surprising reason men get far fewer autoimmune illnesses and it has to do with their guts.
It’s estimated 75% of patients with an “autoimmune” illness are women. That’s 3 women for every 1 guy (if these were dating site statistics guys would be thrilled).
For some illnesses (such as Lupus) the ratio is said to be as high as 9 out of 10 patients are female.
You can argue exact numbers but the one thing…
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