Man flu DOES exist – study suggests half of men exaggerate cold symptoms

Daily Mail (UK) 8th June 2010

It’s official – men do moan more than women when they are sick, new research shows. Experts discovered men are more likely to exaggerate illnesses to try and gain maximum sympathy when laid low by a bug or virus. It also emerged that men actually suffer from fewer illnesses – five bouts a year compared to seven for women. The Engage Mutual study of 3,000 people also revealed one in two men exaggerate their symptoms of illness – describing a common cold as ‘flu’ and headaches as a ‘migraine’.–study-suggests-half-men-exaggerate-cold-symptoms.html#ixzz0qI86SEN2