Researchers assessed the hormone levels of the first 45 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients who were admitted to the ICU at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.
Male coronavirus patients with low testosterone levels are MORE likely to die from COVID-19, German hospital finds
- German hospital assessed the hormone levels of 45 COVID-19 patients in ICU
- Found that the vast majority of men admitted had low testosterone levels
- Testosterone may be able to stop the body's immune system from going haywire
- Low levels of the sex hormone are unable to regulate the body's immune response, leading to a 'cytokine storm' which can be fatal