Study: Women far more likely to develop autoimmune diseases

Women are more likely to develop autoimmune diseases based on their sex chromosomes, according to a new study. 

“The big picture of this study is to understand what autoimmune diseases collectively affect women much more so than men,” Howard Chang, M.D., a professor of dermatology and of genetics at Stanford University, who co-led the study, said. 

“The situation is actually much more striking, some even common diseases like lupus, the ratio is nine to one, female to male.” 

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