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Telomere Length may explain why Women live longer than Men

Women live longer than men because of telomeres?
Women live longer than men because of telomeres?

Women live longer than men because of telomeres?

 Women live longer than men, why?

This is a well-known fact that holds true for women and men around the world.

Why do women live longer than men?

This also implies that the environment, lifestyles and other factors that may play a role in a person’s longevity may be trumped by biology. The reason for why women live longer than men has been elusive to determine but has nevertheless been well investigated and many reasons have been pushed forward.

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Large group of scientists investigates why women live longer than men.

In a recent scientific article from a large group of investigators spanning from John Hopkins University, UCLA, University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan, have investigated in a combination approach of both biology and behavioral, reasons for why women live longer than men (Biodemography and Social Biology, Vol. 60, Issue 2, 2014). In this study the researchers took blood samples from 851 volunteers composed of both men and women ranging in ages from 45 to 84 years.

What did the researchers find about why women live longer than men?

The researchers found that women had longer telomeres than men. They speculated that the differences in telomere length may be the reason for why women live longer than men. Interestingly, they also observed that the difference in telomere length is smaller as both genders get older. In addition, the researcher acquired information on the volunteer’s behavior, hoping to find clues on the effects of lifestyle and the environment’s influence on telomere length. On this note, the researchers observed that gender differences in smoking and consuming processed meet affected telomere length. Whereas estradiol, testosterone, oxidative stress and body mass index were not affected by gender differences. The authors concluded that long-term studies were needed to confirm the gender differences that they observed.

In the meanwhile, we recommend that all guys take care of their telomeres by taking some extra TA-65!

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Title: Telomere Length may explain why Women live longer than Men
Reviewed by Hector Valenzuela, Ph.D. on Nov 6
Rating: 4.5
Summary: New research in to why women live longer than men
Description: Why do women live longer than men? New research from a large group of scientists delved in to this question. The group investigated gender differences, and one common denominator was telomere length.

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