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.
It’s both. Even men who make it past the crazy ages have a lower e pectancy.
Gee, I never knew so many guys hate their wives!
No sh*t Kimosabey, OOOUUUCCCHHHHH!!!!
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.
LOL, I’ve never heard that one!
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.
Gee, I have been using a related tagline. SOMEONE better tell Calvin from Las Vegas what he’s DOING to himself!
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.
They did a study and found out that married men don’t actually live longer than single guys,, it just seems that way.
“They lived up to 19 years longer”
I wouldn’t call that living!
I’ll risk keeping BOTH!
“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
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.
Wait until the Obamacare panels get a load of this medical study. It is become mandatory “for your own good”.
Maybe when Jesse Jackass said “somebody should cut his nuts off” he was really meaning “LONG MAY OBAMA LIVE!”
Poor old Abe Vigoda
I didn’t think of that; perhaps I shouldn’t have posted this.
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