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Heart and Health

5 Months ago

Men's blood contains greater concentrations of enzyme that helps COVID-19 infect cells: Finding may explain why men with heart failure suffer more from the coronavirus than women

Evidence from a large study of several thousand patients in 11 European countries shows that men have higher concentrations of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in their blood than women. Since ACE2 enables the coronavirus to infect healthy cells, this may help to explain why men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women.

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