Wednesday, July 08, 2015

ABC preaches on why women outlive men

ABC News has a story on five reasons women live longer than men, here. Some of the reasons are well known:  women have two X chromosomes, take fewer physical risks, and have heart disease later (and more gradually).  More important is that women have stronger social networks and accept interdependence better than men.  A new reason, on the “Index” last night is that men are more likely to carry body fat in the abdomen.

And the conventional wisdom used to be, men didn’t have that problem until they got married.


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