Men are more likely to catch and have complications from Covid-19. Higher levels of the enzyme ACE2 could be the reason for this. Photo: Shutterstock

Why are men more likely to get Covid-19? High levels of enzyme ACE2 may make infection easier

  • Men’s blood has more ACE2, the enzyme that helps the virus infect cells, a possible explanation forwhy men are more vulnerable, a study shows
  • The study also showed that using ACE inhibitors, a common drug prescribed for heart failure, diabetes and kidney disease, does not increase infection risk
Topic |   Wellness
Men are more likely to catch and have complications from Covid-19. Higher levels of the enzyme ACE2 could be the reason for this. Photo: Shutterstock
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