September 25, 2012

The Secret to Long Life? Castration

Brandon Keim, Wired


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Again and again in the animal world, males have shorter lifespans than females, an effect scientists attribute in part to the deleterious effects of testosterone.

Now researchers who looked at historical records of Korean eunuchs castrated during boyhood found that the eunuchs lived considerably longer than ordinary, testicled men.

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TAGGED: Castration, Korea, Human Longevity

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