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Why women live more than men, on an average?

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Asked by Siachen, 16 Nov '09 11:01 am
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Studying people who live 100 years and more leads Harvard researchers to conclude that menopause is a major determinant of the life spans of both women and men.

Women's life span depends on the balance of two forces, according to Thomas Perls, a geriatrician at Harvard Medical School. One is the evolutionary drive to pass on her genes, the other is the need to stay healthy enough to rear as many children as possible. "Menopause draws the line between the two," Perls says. It protects older women from the risks of bearing children late in life, and lets them live long enough to take care of their children and grandchildren.

As for men, Perls believes "their purpose is simply to carry genes that ensure longevity and pass them on to their daughters. Thus, female longevity becomes the force that determines the natural life span of both men and women."

"It seems likely that women have been outliving men for centuries and perhaps longer," say Perls and Fretts. Even with the sizable ...more
Answered by BeHappy, 16 Nov '09 11:12 am

 
  
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The Best Answer is of course quite good but I am afraid it presents one aspect of the mater. Please consider the following also . Incidentally I would suggest that selection of BA should wait for a decent interval. In this case it is within 10 miitues that the process has been completed.(In some cases it is within one minitues of the question being asked that the answer is filed and AKSO declared as BA. Now read the answer

Crose's point was that women live longer because of women's "capacity for flexibility, connection and resilience". For men to gain the extra "seven years" they should try to emulate women, and women's emotions. Garbage. It is only in the last generation that women have gained in life expectancy over men. Throughout history, the life expectancy of males and females has been close in age. Neither females nor males have changed. So, just by examining the differences between men and women in the current generation can not explain this late difference in life expectan ...more
Answered by radhikamruta, 17 Nov '09 08:45 am

 
  
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Due to harmones
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 16 Nov '09 04:54 pm

 
  
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Men rarerly cries...express his sad feelings...in comparison a woman can express her views/sad feelings thru her tears and feels light so her heart is more strong than a man.heart attack caused more in men .
Answered by jaya acharjee, 16 Nov '09 11:13 am

 
  
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I have a possible explanation of why women live longer than men. Men have an XY sex chromosome while women have an XX sex chromosome. This results in both the greater potential for genetic (chromosomal) variation in men that successfully adapts to the environment (and passes the same to succeeding generations) and genetic mutation which results in both chromosomal deleterious deterioration and maladaptation that results in early cell and male human death (and which, therefore, is less likely to pass the deleterious chromosomal variation to succeeding generations). Thus, men, in general, live shorter lives than women because their environmental success has a significantly more profound influence on how appropriate their genetic make up is to adapting to the same. At the same time, men's genetic make up (XY vs XY) is much more susceptible to deleterious genetic aberrations and maladaptations. Of course, the aforementioned is simply theory.
Answered by anil garg, 08 Sep '13 02:47 pm

 
  
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Latest studies suggest that women may live up to ten years longer than men. This isn't news when you consider that widows in most communities outnumber surviving husbands by two to one. Various theories to explain this anomaly have been suggested through the years, with very little data to substantiate one any more than the others. In the last decade, however, new research has uncovered some fascinating clues that may eventually unlock the mystery of why women live longer than men. Differences in Heart Function

Scientists at Liverpool's John Moores University believe they may have stumbled upon at least one important reason why women live longer than men. According to their research, there is no significant decline in the way a women's heart functions until after the age of 70. For men, a gradual deterioration begins in early adulthood as their hearts pump harder to supply the same amount of blood to the body. They will see an almost twenty-five percent decrease in heart function by ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 17 Nov '09 03:58 pm

 
  
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There are many reasons:-

Women do more exercise than men. Doing all domestic work involve movement of entire body frame and this keep it in proper function and lasting as any machine. Men either over work i.e. the manual workers, they burn more of their energy and exhaust it or they do not work at all and get it rusted.

Women are more religious then men and God help those who help him.
Answered by Sunil Kumar, 17 Nov '09 09:36 am

 
  
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