January 11, 2013

In Rich Countries, Men Closing Longevity Gap

The Economist, The Economist


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REG DEAN, who died on January 5th at the ripe age of 110, was unusual. Centenarians are rare in themselves, of course, but male centenarians particularly so. In Britain, where Mr Dean lived, five times as many women as men receive the famed card of congratulation from the queen when they celebrate their 100th birthdays.

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TAGGED: Smoking, Testosterone, Wealth, Longevity, Gender Differences

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