Study: The 'man flu' is a real thing

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.

Send a breaking news alert
Report a correction or typo
Learn more about the 6abc apps
Copyright © 2022 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.