Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Eunuchs live longer

Stolen from DPF over at Kiwiblog

Living longer isn’t everything

September 26th, 2012 at 9:00 am by David Farrar
Stuff reports:
In the industrialised world, women live at least five years longer, on average, than men.
Scientists have attributed that difference to everything from healthier habits to hardier cells.
Now, a new study that analyses the longevity of eunuchs, or castrated men, suggests that testosterone may play a part in shortening men’s lives.
The idea that testosterone, the male sex hormone, affects lifespan isn’t new.
Neutered dogs and other animals that have had their sources of testosterone removed often live longer than their intact counterparts.

For me, I go for quality of life over quantity!

Hard to argue with. Boat show means that there may be some wholesale content theft over here. 

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