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Ever Wondered Why Women Live Longer Than Men?

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Ever Wondered Why Women Live Longer Than Men?

For the first time ever, life expectancy is predicted to exceed 90. How incredible is that?

The study by UK Medical Research Council and the US Environmental Protection Agency found that females born in South Korea in 2030 can, usually, expect to become nonagenarians.

See that? Women. It's the women of South Korea who will be reaching the grand old age of 90. But what about the men? Well, males can expect 84.1 years, which is still impressive, but why isn't it as long?

Could it be because men usually develop cardiovascular problems in their 50s and 60s, whereas for women it's in their 70s and 80s?

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Or because men smoke and drink more than women?

Yeah, I suppose so. But it could also be because women don't do shit like this:

Now, have a think about your friendship group and try and tell me the last time one of your female pals did something so stupid that you feared for their life.

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I actually can't think of such an occasion. But if I think about the last time I saw one of my male mates doing something dangerous, I can think of two last weekend. Alcohol should also take a portion of the blame here, I think.


And you don't need to take my word for it - you can ask the good folks at the British Medical Journal who have gone ahead and carried out a study on this and found that males are more likely to engage in 'idiotic behaviour'. That is the scientific term, in case you were wondering.

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I was right about the booze thing, too. The researchers wrote: "Anecdotal data supports the hypothesis that alcohol makes men feel 'bulletproof' after a few drinks, and it would be naïve to rule this out."

The study considered 318 Darwin Award nominations and found that of these 282 were given to males, so from this sample 88.7 percent of Darwin Award winners were male.

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You can't argue with those stats.

Featured Image Credit: FOX

Topics: Men

Claire Reid
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