Wednesday, June 10, 2009

 

Men 'live longer' if they marry a younger woman

A man's chances of dying early are cut by a fifth if their bride is between 15 and 17 years their junior.

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Scientists say the figures for men may be the result of natural selection – that only the healthiest, most successful older men are able to attract younger mates.

"Another theory is that a younger woman will care for a man better and therefore he will live longer," said institute spokesman Sven Drefahl.


Either way I am happy to take the extra few years.

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