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Female Longevity: Why Do Women Outlive Men?

By Shayna Keyles @shaynakeyles Women tend to live longer than men: Countless studies of human and animal populations have shown this claim to be more than merely anecdotal. Yet why is female longevity more consistent in human populations than in populations of other species? And why are females granted this longevity at all? Researchers Steven Austad and Kathleen Fischer of the University of Alabama at Birmingham sought to answer these queries in their recent paper “Sex Differences in Lifespan,” published in Cell Metabolism on June 14. The researchers noted that sex…

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