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Who Are The Bigger Wimps About Colds? Men Or Women?

A recent study says that Men are Wimps about getting sick!  Do you agree??

ABC News

Flu season has arrived, and depending how bad this season shapes up to be, as many as 60 million Americans could be infected.

More of the victims might be men than women.

A recent survey by a Benenden Healthcare in Scotland found that one in three men took time off work because of a cold or flu, compared to only one in five women.

The common cold and the flu will account for tens of millions of sick days this year, which could cost American businesses as much as $8 billion a year in paid sick leave, according to global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

Male workers are more likely to call in sick with “the flu,” while women tend to go to work and carry about their business when they feel an illness coming on, according to Benenden.

Benenden also found that 31 percent of men take days off for winter sniffles, compared to 22 percent of women. Women, however, are more likely to take time off for sickness and stomach bugs.

Perhaps the reason is that many men do not take care of themselves the way they should. For example, men eat less fruit than women and are less likely to go to the doctor.

via Are Men Wimps About Getting Colds? – ABC News.

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