Men Who Marry Younger Women Live Longer

by Rajashri on  June 2, 2009 at 7:44 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Men Who Marry Younger Women Live Longer
A study by Germany's Max Planck Institute has found that men who marry younger women live longer than their counterparts who marry older females.

The study also found that men who married older women were more likely to die early. The researchers said that the findings may have come about as only the fittest of men are able to attract younger females even if they are aged. "Another theory is that a younger woman will care for a man better and therefore he will live longer," said institute spokesman Sven Drefahl.

The study found that men may reduce their risk of premature death by 11% if they marry women seven to nine years younger than them. Men who marry women between 15 and 17 years younger than themselves reduce their risk of premature death by 20%.

In contrast, men who married women who were seven to nine years older than them had a 20% risk of early death.

Source: Medindia

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Very interesting study - wonder what is the true reason. The reason quoted in the news seems obvious but is there any other reason. Is it something to do with the testosterone in the men who are more attractive to younger women or a certain kind of smell. Or is it something physical in the female itself who passes it on to the male member.
guest Wednesday, June 3, 2009
very interesting
smssenthil Thursday, June 4, 2009
very interesting and knowledgeable
guest Wednesday, June 3, 2009

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