Why is Lupus Less Common in Men than Women?

Several recent studies finding answers

New Study Shows Lupus more dependent on genes in men than in women

Men must inherit a greater number of genetic risk factors for lupus to develop the disease compared to women, according to research just published.This higher ‘threshold’ of genetic risk for lupus in men suggests that it is much harder for men to develop the disease and may provide a new explanation as to why the disease is around nine-times less common in men than in women. 

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