...than men do - There's something different about girls (and no, it's not what you're thinking!) New research suggests that women's immune systems are stronger than men's, probably because the XY chromosome arrangement is more fragile that the female XX. Also, the female hormone estrogen helps to block the disease process. But women maybe more susceptible to the lung damaging effects of smoking.
BBC News quotes researcher Leslie Knapp as saying, "Women are well known to be able to respond more robustly to infections, and to recover more quickly than men. In evolutionary terms it only takes one male to reproduce with lots of females, but females are much more important in terms of producing offspring."
Researcher Inga-Cecilie Soerheim says, "Overall our analysis indicated that women may be more vulnerable to the effects of smoking, which is something previously suspected but not proven. Female smokers in our study experienced reduced lung function at a lower level of smoking exposure and at an earlier age than men."
At the Dreamland Festival in Nashville last year, both men and women gathered at a local bar and had a great time swapping stories with Jim Marrs. This year, you'll get to swap stories with Anne Strieber too, and you can get a psychic reading from Marla Frees! Could there possible be a better way to spend a lovely weekend in June? Come see for yourself!
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