Do women live longer?
Posted: 19 September 2012 05:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I just read that in the European Union they will rise the insurance costs for women, which have paid less because off a longer life, to make it more “just”.

Wouldnt that be unjust?

As far as i know women dont live those average 5+ years longer because of their biology but because of lifestyle choices, right?

Or does testosterone really drive men to live more “dangerous”?

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Posted: 19 September 2012 05:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hard to tell what’s causing this. The biological explanation could be something related to the grandmother hypothesis, but the evidence is far from conclusive. Basically what it says, is that female longevity is an adaptation where postmenopausal women can contribute to the survival of their grandchildren. Who knows.

What is more likely to be the cause, though, is women’s overall behaviour during their lives—which, BTW, also has biological basis. (A “lifestyle choice” is not really a choice.) Women are more likely (and faster) than men to see a doctor when they suspect a medical problem and they are less likely to take chances, resulting in men having a better chance of dying in accidents. Men are, for example, twice as likely to get killed in a car crash and a lot more likely to get killed in a war or to be murdered.

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Posted: 19 September 2012 09:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Lifestyle probably..

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Posted: 19 September 2012 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Two recent studies I saw:  1. Men with higher testosterone are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s; 2: Men with higher testosterone have a higher likelihood of heart attacks.  So, maybe the testosterone contributes to the earlier deaths of males.

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Posted: 20 September 2012 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thats sad..haha

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Posted: 20 September 2012 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Jennifer Stallone - 20 September 2012 09:48 AM

Thats sad..haha

What’s wrong with you?

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Posted: 25 September 2012 08:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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George - 20 September 2012 10:27 AM

What’s wrong with you?

Glad I’m not the only one wondering that.  I’m leaning toward drug/alcohol use myself.  Though it could be closed head trauma or mental illness.  Not sure yet.

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