Why do women live longer than men?

Over the past few decades, you have been experiencing the longevity of women over men. You’re looking for someone to explain this phenomenon.

But a few years later, when your parents died, obeying the same longevity of women over men. This makes you curious to explore why your mother outlives your father with a distance of 22 years. This got you to think whether these would be the result of hard labor. You’d seen your father engaging in serious hard labor while your mum squandered the whole day watching TV shows. This point looks to be somehow correct but not exactly correct.

Why do women live longer?

In this article, we are going to show you the secrets your mum has been keeping to outlive dad. So stay tuned, this article gonna be quite thorough. So grab your pen and notebook to summarize what you’re learning now.

Okay back to the topic “Why women live longer than men.

According to Ansberry, It’s a well-known fact that women tend to live longer than men. And this age difference will continue every day by day.

According to the U.S Census Bureau, women’s life expectancy is projected to reach 81.3 years compared with 83.9 years for men by 2060.

Everywhere in the world, women tend to live longer than men but this was not the case.

In the 19th century, women didn’t live longer than men. Why do women live longer than us today and why this case keeps increasing overtime?

Well, It’s obvious that the longevity gap is determined by 3 things, viz:

  • Environmental factor,e.g pollution, nutrition,etc.
  • Behavioural factor such as smoking, ingesting hard drugs, as well as one’s response towards diseases.
  • Biological factor e.g difference in hormones and Chromosomes, protein-level imbalance, etc.

Generally speaking, we know that all this factors contributes to the fact why women live longer than men. But we can’t explain thoroughly how these factors contributes greatly to the age difference.

Okay let’s get into the factors and let’s start demystifing the facts alternately

Environmental factors

– Smoke inhalation

Smoke inhalation presumably share the same commonalities with smoking referenced below. Although, they are categorized based on there taxonomy. You should desist your presence from areas with smokes to best protect yourself. The smoke causes a huge damage to the kidney, consequently you are probably a member of the walking dead.

Behavioral factors

– Smoking

Smoking as a contributor to the longevity gap
smoking as a contributor to the longevity gap

The first evidence why this age difference is smoking. Men tends to smoke frequently throughout their life. Wonder why men smoke occasionally.

Maybe this is the fact that cigarette won’t kill you right away but some decades later.

Well, if cigarette kills right away, then nobody will touch them.

But women’s mainly from America are now competing with men in the smoke race. Just a few steps further to break the Guinness record. This competitiveness makes smoking a bit unreliable factor for life expectancy but it’s still in consideration since male smoke rate are enormous when all countries of the world are merged.

Now you have been familiar with the first evidence. Say NO to smoking from today henceforth. And share this article with your colleagues. Smash the like button for worrying about your wellbeing.

Uniqueness of character

Another possible evidence shows that in rich countries, infectious diseases used to affect women disproportionately when traced to centuries ago. And this increases the time women spends in the hospital.  

You might observed that women often seek their doctors occasionally than men do.   Oh, this is why mum outlive dad. Yes, this is right, mum visits the hospital occasionally when she observes certain changes in her health while dad will keep procrastinating the day to pay visit to his doctor when the need arise.

Now I have three points in hands.

  1. Men smokes frequently
  2. Men work harder jobs
  3. Women visits the hospital regularly than men do.

Even a new born girl can expect living longer than a new born boy.

In Russia, women outlive men with 10 years.              

In Bhutan the age difference is half a year.

Biological factors

Hormones and Chromosomes                                     

Another biological evidence shows that differences in hormones and chromosomes affect longevity. For example, males tend to have more visceral fat whereas females tend to have more subcutaneous fat.

Visceral fats are fats that surround body organs while subcutaneous fats are those sitting directly under the skin. Meanwhile, men have more fats surrounding their organs called the visceral fat while women have theirs sitting directly under the skin known as the subcutaneous fat. This difference is determined both by estrogen and the presence of the second X chromosome in families.

In the 1950s, males lived about two and half years less than females. Around 1980, this age difference had increased to about 4½ (four and half) a year and declined to 2 years now.

But this biological differences is not all the fact and varies between countries. So what next…

Changes in protein levels:

Another biological evidence shows that men’s protein levels change at higher rates than that of women. Men experience 600 significant changes to their protein levels when compared to 277 protein changes for women. This indicates that female biology seems to be more stable than male.                                              

Sex partner

Michael Ullman (a neuroscience professor at George town university) theoretically indicates that sex partners influence the ability to recall specific events and this also contributes to the longevity gap.

Assuming that you’re looking for your car keys just quite now you drove home.


Antibody producing B cells

Another study found that men lose antibody-producing B cells in their blood after the age of 65 but women don’t experience the same loss.

Blood inflammation

Researchers also found that men experience greater blood inflammation as they get older, this factor leads to a serious case of covid19.

Oh, covid 19, what of covid 20. No you’re wrong, this is 2021.

So we’re expecting covid 21.

But scientists reported that women don’t have all the advantages. Ironically, there are merely a few scenarios where men had an advantage over women. Such scenarios are referenced below:

Varying Blood Pressure

What causes the longevity gap between men and women?
Blood pressure and vessel

According to Susan Cheng research, women experience a greater rise in blood pressure earlier and at the same time at faster rate than men. Cheng also observed that women’s blood vessels age faster than men.

Cardiovascular risk

Another scenario where men get an advantage over women is Cardiovascular risk. Women have higher cardiovascular risk when compared to that of men.

You’re now experiencing literacy that your Mum doesn’t poisoned Dad. So go ahead and share this article with your colleagues.

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