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Eunuchs reveal clues to why women live longer than men
BBC News ^ | 9-24-2012 | James Gallagher

Posted on 09/25/2012 6:46:49 AM PDT by Renfield

Castration had a huge effect on the lifespans of Korean men, according to an analysis of hundreds of years of eunuch "family" records.

They lived up to 19 years longer than uncastrated men from the same social class and even outlived members of the royal family.

The researchers believe the findings show male hormones shorten life expectancy.

The study is published in the journal Current Biology.

Castration before puberty prevents the shift from boy to man. One of the scientists involved in the study, Dr Cheol-Koo Lee from Korea University, said: "The records said that eunuchs had some women-like appearances such as no moustache hair, large breasts, big hips and thin high-pitched voice."...

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: castration; eunuchs; koreans; longevity; napl

1 posted on 09/25/2012 6:46:55 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

Did they also have a desire to buy a lot of shoes after the operation?


2 posted on 09/25/2012 6:48:57 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Renfield

You know why the husband is always the first to die? Because he is ready!


3 posted on 09/25/2012 6:50:30 AM PDT by RayBob (If guns kill people, can I blame misspelled words on my keyboard?)
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To: Renfield

In a related study: Why do Jewish men die so much earlier than their wives?..........................


4 posted on 09/25/2012 6:51:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Renfield
findings show male hormones shorten life expectancy

So Obama is going to live to be 100 and Clinton died 10 years ago?

5 posted on 09/25/2012 6:51:45 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Ambassador Stevens is dead and the Chevy Volt is alive!)
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To: RayBob

GMTA!....................


6 posted on 09/25/2012 6:51:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Renfield

Didn’t do much for Michael Jackson.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 6:52:14 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Red Badger

Because they want to.

If a married Jewish man is alone in the woods and expresses his opinion, is he still wrong?


8 posted on 09/25/2012 6:53:29 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: Renfield

Its been known for years that neutered dogs live longer than dogs who aren’t, so I guess this would make sense with other mammals, even human ones.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 6:53:29 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Yes, dear...................


10 posted on 09/25/2012 6:55:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Renfield

There are things worse than death...........


11 posted on 09/25/2012 6:55:57 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Renfield

Testosterone kills ;)


12 posted on 09/25/2012 6:57:34 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Renfield

Guess this explains why Jimmy Carter is continuing to haunt us.

Gunner


13 posted on 09/25/2012 6:58:46 AM PDT by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Take my wife,PLEASE!


14 posted on 09/25/2012 6:59:54 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Renfield
I remember a story several years ago about the death of an aged Chinese man who was a eunuch. His parents had him castrated thinking he would be able to have a good career in the imperial palace, but soon afterwards the last emperor was ousted...so no career opportunities.

Eunuchs were important officials in the later Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire--and were generally hated. Ammianus Marcellinus, writing about the 390s, mentions one eunuch he says was a good man, but comments that no one will believe him if he says that there was a good eunuch...they wouldn't even believe such testimony if it came from Socrates. Apparently they were seen as corrupt and nasty individuals.

15 posted on 09/25/2012 7:03:27 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: skeeter
The researchers believe the findings show male hormones shorten life expectancy.

It ain't the hormones. It is the crazy things which the hormones drive men to do.

Good men learn how to control the hormones. Good women learn how to control the men who learn how to control their hormones.

16 posted on 09/25/2012 7:04:48 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Perdogg

No but they instantly got a headache!!!


17 posted on 09/25/2012 7:06:29 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Renfield

Wrong conclusion from true facts. Ball-less men have no need for women so their life shortening harping,complaining,spending and generalized b@tching are taken out of the equation.

It has nothing to do with the testosterone in a man’s life and wholly to do with the estrogen in his life.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 7:12:16 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Renfield
Two Reasons :

1.

2.


19 posted on 09/25/2012 7:13:16 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: txrefugee

“There are things worse than death...........”

Being a Eunuch comes to mind.


20 posted on 09/25/2012 7:15:41 AM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: Vigilanteman

It’s both. Even men who make it past the crazy ages have a lower e pectancy.


21 posted on 09/25/2012 7:19:49 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: montanajoe

Gee, I never knew so many guys hate their wives!


22 posted on 09/25/2012 7:20:57 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: Renfield
"thin high-pitched voice"

No sh*t Kimosabey, OOOUUUCCCHHHHH!!!!

23 posted on 09/25/2012 7:21:43 AM PDT by Average Al (The Democrat party is a free range zoo.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Good men learn how to control the hormones.

Face it...We are still always on the ragged edge...

Good women learn how to control the men who learn how to control their hormones.

Yes, passionate and affectionate :) girlfriends and wives know what's up....and what is needed on a regular basis to keep things in check.

Castration would be a fate worse than death...women have no idea what our "friends" mean to us.

24 posted on 09/25/2012 7:21:54 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL, I’ve never heard that one!


25 posted on 09/25/2012 7:28:09 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Red Badger
In a related study: Why do Jewish men die so much earlier than their wives?..........................

And for a control, we have George Burns (Nathan Birnbaum), who married a Catholic woman (Gracie Allen). She died forty years before he did (at 100).
26 posted on 09/25/2012 7:45:39 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: WVNan
Gee, I never knew so many guys hate their wives!

Oh, they are just teasing. The fellow suggests that it isn't the testosterone, but the estrogen hasn't even taken into consideration the fact that deviants who have no use for women at all have a FAR shorter life expectancy still.

I don't know how long I will live, but my life is MUCH better than it would have been without my wife.

[Is that good enough dear?]
27 posted on 09/25/2012 7:50:43 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: Renfield

Liberals believe that our planet can only support 30 million people.
“Eating people is OK!”
“Lop off your testicles and live longer! (and have no children).”
Eugenics lives on with the liberals.


28 posted on 09/25/2012 7:51:35 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Renfield

Gee, I have been using a related tagline. SOMEONE better tell Calvin from Las Vegas what he’s DOING to himself!


29 posted on 09/25/2012 7:53:28 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: Renfield

In a related story, it was revealed for the first time that the reason Barack Obama will not publish his birth certificate is that he was born before such records were kept.


30 posted on 09/25/2012 8:11:58 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Renfield
And yet testosterone replacement therapy for the aging male is promoted as being beneficial:

Mayo.

31 posted on 09/25/2012 8:25:03 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Renfield
Considering some of the things I did at the peak of
“testosterone poisoning” it's a miracle it hasn't taken a
few years off of my mothers life.
32 posted on 09/25/2012 8:31:01 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Renfield

They did a study and found out that married men don’t actually live longer than single guys,, it just seems that way.


33 posted on 09/25/2012 8:43:16 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Renfield

“They lived up to 19 years longer”

I wouldn’t call that living!


34 posted on 09/25/2012 8:44:59 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Renfield

I’ll risk keeping BOTH!


35 posted on 09/25/2012 9:40:00 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: Vigilanteman

“It ain’t the hormones. It is the crazy things which the hormones drive men to do.”

which is just another way of saying it’s the hormones


36 posted on 09/25/2012 10:15:48 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Renfield

I think if they did a parallel study of (a)men who never marry and (b) rates of male deaths by occupation, and paralleled those results with occupations of eunuchs, they may find that a man’s occupation or marital status has just as much correlation with how long they live than whether or not they were a eunuch; thus, I think testosterone may not be as much the factor in the average life of eunuchs as is “life style” in terms of career and family life.

From everything I have read about eunuchs, though often classed as servants it was often a privileged servant class compared to the rough and tumble life of the ordinary citizen.


37 posted on 09/25/2012 10:26:06 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Renfield; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz

Wait until the Obamacare panels get a load of this medical study. It is become mandatory “for your own good”.


38 posted on 09/25/2012 3:28:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Renfield; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Lazamataz

Maybe when Jesse Jackass said “somebody should cut his nuts off” he was really meaning “LONG MAY OBAMA LIVE!”


39 posted on 09/25/2012 3:29:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Did the eunuchs actually live longer, or did it just seem like it?


40 posted on 09/25/2012 6:24:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Renfield

Poor old Abe Vigoda


41 posted on 09/25/2012 6:29:37 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: a fool in paradise

I didn’t think of that; perhaps I shouldn’t have posted this.


42 posted on 09/26/2012 5:50:25 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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43 posted on 09/26/2012 9:57:50 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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