Are Colds and Flu Worse in Women Than in Men?


Colds and the flu may take a bigger toll on women than men, according to a new study based on people’s reports of their own symptoms.

The women in the study were more likely than the men in the study to report severe fatigue and muscle aches when they had a cold or the flu, according to the findings, presented in New Orleans last month at IDWeek 2016, a meeting of several organizations focused on infectious diseases. The findings have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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