Skip to comments.Eunuchs reveal clues to why women live longer than men
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."...
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Did they also have a desire to buy a lot of shoes after the operation?
You know why the husband is always the first to die? Because he is ready!
In a related study: Why do Jewish men die so much earlier than their wives?..........................
So Obama is going to live to be 100 and Clinton died 10 years ago?
Didn’t do much for Michael Jackson.
Because they want to.
If a married Jewish man is alone in the woods and expresses his opinion, is he still wrong?
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.
There are things worse than death...........
Testosterone kills ;)
Guess this explains why Jimmy Carter is continuing to haunt us.
Take my wife,PLEASE!
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.
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.
No but they instantly got a headache!!!
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.
“There are things worse than death...........”
Being a Eunuch comes to mind.
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