Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis May Explain Sex-based Differences in Autoimmune Diseases, Study Says

The idea that the female immune system adapts to accommodate pregnancy could explain why biological females are more likely than males to develop lupus and other autoimmune diseases, a study suggests. The study, titled “The Pregnancy Pickle: Evolved Immune Compensation Due to Pregnancy Underlies Sex Differences in Human Diseases,” was published in the journal Trends … Continue reading Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis May Explain Sex-based Differences in Autoimmune Diseases, Study Says