Slate: Autoimmunity Is From Venus

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Why do women have more problems like Sjögren’s syndrome and lupus?

Venus Williams dropped out of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, citing a recent diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease known to cause dryness of the mouth and eyes as well as fatigue and joint pain. Like most other autoimmune diseases, Sjögren’s affects many more women than men. Why is that?

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