Women live longer than men.



The reason why women live longer than men is related to physical, biological both the facts.

BIOLOGICAL FACT:

  • During menstrual cycle women have increased heart rate which gives the same effect to body as that of mild jogging.

Body of women secretes estrogen which helps in cutting down the cholesterol (LDL) and increases the level of good cholesterol (HDL)(the risk of strokes, cardiovascular diseases

  • increase in women once they cross 50 years after menopause as the production of estrogen terminates)
  • On the other hand the male hormone testosterone contributes oppositely promoting the bad cholesterol (LDL) and reducing the good cholesterol (HDL)
  • Because of the heart rate being more in women than men the risk of strokes, any cardiovascular diseases.

PHYSICAL FACT:

Due to more breadth and height of male body, they have more cells over their body hence they have more of mutations.

EXTERNAL FACTORS:

Other factors like drinking and smoking increases the risk of death in male.

Also read: why heart rate of women is higher than that of men

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