Physical attractiveness is closely linked to the immune system — the conclusion drawn by researchers from the University of Turku (Finland). According to the researchers, beautiful men colds less often than those who are nature cheated.
As stated by experts, beauty depends on the activity of the immune system and the amount of antibodies produced against cold viruses, writes Daily Mail. But representatives of the beautiful half of humanity out of luck. In women, the researchers believe, the beauty of immunity does not help.
Scientists were vaccinated subjects were young women and measured the levels of antibodies and developed kartizola — a hormone that is an indicator of stress. The researchers then took pictures of the women and 18 young students were asked to evaluate their appearance. "In contrast to the results for men, we found that the immune response in women is not associated with the attractiveness of the face," — said one of the study's authors Marcus Rantala.
"Possibly, women's attractiveness signals to us on a different level of immune protection than men" — the scientists suggested. And pointed out that it is too early to draw final conclusions and say that attractive women face is not as good an indicator of immunity, as in men. "We need to conduct further research. While we know that a woman's attractiveness does not provide additional protection against hepatitis B, but it is associated with two other aspects of the long-term health and fertility — the level of the stress hormone cortisol and the percentage of fat in the body," — the expert added.
Despite the beauty that saves against disease, men have a weak mechanism of resistance in various colds and viral diseases. Moreover, there are real viruses that virtually harmless to women, but the powers that really hit the spot. And if the ladies sometimes get sick, it is only because of the constant interaction with children. At the time, representatives of the stronger sex tend to "pick up" viruses and unaided. This is the conclusion reached by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.