Friday, December 3, 2010

Looking for love may take 3 months or more off lifespan

A Harvard study earlier this year concluded that men who “matured” in a social environment where women were scarce may have a shorter life span of at least three months. The study is published in the August issue of the journal DemographyRead the Seniorjournal article too.

The authors note that “[a] 65-year-old man is typically expected to live another 15.4 years. Removing three months from this block of time is significant.”
Researchers think they might have an explanation. Searching for a mate is stressful, and stress can lead to both mental and physical issues.  

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