Health Tip: Why Women Live Longer

Or, why men die sooner

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(HealthDayNews) -- Women live longer than men in just about all parts of the globe. But why?

No one has provided exact scientific proof, but the National Women's Health Information Center offers some contributing factors:

  • Men tend to smoke and drink more than women and have less healthy lifestyles.
  • Men do not seek medical help as often as women.
  • Men tend to join in fearless, risky, dangerous behaviors more than women.
  • Men largely define themselves by their work, which adds to their stress and hampers their emotional side. This can cause problems in maintaining relationships and careers.

So ladies, get your man to visit the doctor more often, eat more green leafy vegetables, and to avoid skydiving stints with his macho friends.

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