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Doctors called the cause of higher mortality of men from COVID-19

Doctors called the cause of higher mortality of men from COVID-19
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The victims of the coronavirus are most often men. According to scientists at the Open University of Catalonia, smoking may be the reason. Women are also susceptible to the disease, but among them complications and deaths are 2,5 times less likely.

According to RIA News, studies conducted in Spain by university staff showed that mortality from COVID-19 among males is 8%, among women - 4%. In their opinion, this ratio does not depend on age. Scientists attribute it to smoking, which is abused in the country by 25% of the stronger sex and 18% of the weaker. 

Moreover, in 30% of those who died from coronavirus, cardiovascular diseases that are complicated by smoking were detected. In addition, as doctors have found out, a bad habit helps to increase the volume of ACE-2 enzymes, which help a new infection to enter human lung cells. 

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