Why are women all over the world older than men? Is it their lifestyle or is it something else?
Australian research at the University of New South Wales has shown that it is not only due to their healthy lifestyle but also due to genetic predisposition.
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In 229 animal species, the researchers discovered that the sex with two identical chromosome types is 17.6 percent older than the animal species that have multiple chromosome types.
If we look at humans, men have an x and a y chromosome and women have two x chromosomes. So you can conclude from this that men can live less long than women and that it is not only due to a healthy lifestyle.