Study: The 'man flu' is a real thing

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Study: 'Man flu' may be real. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News at 5 a.m. on December 12, 2017. (WPVI)

Men have been criticized for overreacting when they become sick, but according to a doctor in Canada, the 'man flu' is a real thing.

The researcher reviewed several studies on the topic and found evidence that men may not be exaggerating symptoms.

Instead, he thinks men suffer more from viral respiratory illness than women.

He says that's because their immune system isn't as strong.
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