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May 11, 2020

Men have high levels of enzyme key to COVID-19 infection, study finds

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Men’s blood has higher levels than women’s of a key enzyme used by the new coronavirus to infect cells, the results of a big European study showed on Monday — a finding which may help explain why men are more vulnerable to infection with COVID-19. One of the strongest biomarkers, ACE2, was much higher in men than in women…


LONDON (Reuters) — Men’s blood has higher levels than women’s of a key enzyme used by the new coronavirus to infect cells, the results of a big European study showed on Monday — a finding which may help explain why men are more vulnerable to infection with COVID-19.

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