In the US, women live 5 to 10 years longer than men. Are men doing something wrong, or are women really the superior sex? Laci explains this life expectancy discrepancy.

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Why Men Die Younger: Causes of Mortality Differences by Sex
"It is generally accepted that, on average, women live longer than men. Few, however, are aware that there is an underlying and consistent pattern of factors contributing to the sex mortality differential."

Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?,8599,1827162,00.html
"Across the industrialized world, women still live 5 to 10 years longer than men. Among people over 100 years old, 85% are women, according to Tom Perls, founder of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University and creator of the website asks him why."

Testosterone Treatments: Why, When, and How?
"Testosterone treatment is controversial for men and even more so for women. Although long-term outcome data are not available, prescriptions for testosterone are becoming more common. Testosterone is used primarily to treat symptoms of sexual dysfunction in men and women and hot flashes in women."

More men treated for low T, some without evidence
"The proportion of middle-aged American men being treated for low testosterone more than tripled over the last decade, a new study suggests."

Testosterone treatments may increase risk of heart problems in men: study
"Older men who take testosterone are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die over the next few years, new research indicates."

Why Men Die Younger Than Women: The 'Guys Are Fragile' Thesis
"The 19th century just lost its last living man. Jiroemon Kimura, of Kyotango, Japan, was born in April 1897, lived right through the 20th century and died last Wednesday. He was 116. According to Guinness World Records (which searches for these things), he was the last surviving male born in the 1800s. All the other boys from that century, as best we know, are dead."

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