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Can having sex boost my immune system and prevent a cold?

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  • A , Pharmacy, answered
    While no specific research proves that having sex prevent colds, sex is a form of physical exercise, and exercise is known to boost immunity and help your body fight infections. Sex may also relieve stress, which can lower the body’s defenses against disease.
  • A , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered
    Sex by numbers  preventing colds
    Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Mehmet Oz about preventing colds.

  • A , Internal Medicine, answered
    Sex boosts immunity. College students in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, took part in a study in which they reported the frequency of sex they had. Those students who reported sexual activity once or twice a week had 30% higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A, or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections.
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