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Men without testicles might live longer, study suggests [Obama must be Methusaleh]
L.A. Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | Jon Bardin

Posted on 09/26/2012 2:16:30 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Want to live to 100? A new study suggests that, for men, your testicles might be holding you back.

Korean eunuchs — men who had their testicles removed — outlived their contemporaries by as many as 14 to 19 years, suggesting that male sex hormones somehow act to shorten the male human lifespan, according to a new historical study of records spanning from the 14th century through the early 19th century.

The finding, reported Monday in the journal Current Biology, argues for something called the "disposable soma theory.” The idea is that since animals have limited access to energy, there is a natural trade-off between reproduction and the maintenance of the body's cells.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: science
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1 posted on 09/26/2012 2:16:34 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Men without testicles might live longer

Not in some neighborhoods.

2 posted on 09/26/2012 2:19:33 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thought that’s what marriage is for .
Ducking the incoming flak


3 posted on 09/26/2012 2:19:52 AM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who wants to live longer at that price? It’s not worth it if you have to become a democrat.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 2:21:59 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SoFloFreeper

War on Women, my ass!...It’s a feminist war on men.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 2:28:45 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

So that’s why there are so many old Senate Republicans!


6 posted on 09/26/2012 2:28:49 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: SoFloFreeper

Men without testicles might live longer

No. It just seems that way...


7 posted on 09/26/2012 2:29:31 AM PDT by ThomasPaine2000 (Peace without freedom is tyranny.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tell that to Michael Jackson.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 2:35:14 AM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: SoFloFreeper

Any volunteers for that test?


9 posted on 09/26/2012 2:53:15 AM PDT by vet7279
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m thinking that such men avoid dangerous or stressful situations...like women...who also have a higher life span.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 3:00:33 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: vet7279

You first...: )


11 posted on 09/26/2012 3:02:38 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SoFloFreeper

They live longer? Nope. Just ask their descendants.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 3:03:17 AM PDT by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: DouglasKC

In this day and age, hell no to living to be 100. 50 is more than enough because you probably wont have any retirement funds to live on once you’ve exceeded your point of usefulness to society / contributions to the tax base. Give Obama 4 more years and we will end up with implants that make us expire upon retirement age.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 3:07:24 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

14 posted on 09/26/2012 3:11:09 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Male sex hormones somehow shorten lifespan? Somehow?!?! Why do you think we’re so violent and daring and generally restlessly ambitious?

Women produce one egg a month and we all make a big deal out of the few days before they lay it (so to speak). Men produce millions of gametes all the time. We are perpetually PMSing. It’s tiring.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 3:32:40 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: SoFloFreeper

This explains Jimmy Carter.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 3:56:07 AM PDT by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: Tublecane; Darksheare
"Male sex hormones somehow shorten lifespan? Somehow?!?! Why do you think we’re so violent and daring and generally restlessly ambitious?"

Nice. However, men don't have the market cornered on stupid/reckless.

A coulple more days, Darks, and I'da been nominating this thread for an October home. Thanks for the Ping to the finger-found-in-trout story, btw.

17 posted on 09/26/2012 4:00:32 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Wage Slave

Also explains Odumbo winning the leg crossing contest on the view yesterday. Did not see the Wookie trying to cross her legs.

She be packing.....seen the picture


18 posted on 09/26/2012 4:01:35 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Men don’t have a monopoly, no, but we are Coca Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper/7up, RC, and Shasta, while women are some local brand out of Bumwad, Oklahoma.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 4:17:58 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: SoFloFreeper

The GOP leaders will live long.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 4:20:41 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: SoFloFreeper
And they found these eunichs how??

It says a small group...duh...

What an absolutely dumb study. Who paid for it? What idiot proposed it??

21 posted on 09/26/2012 4:47:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: sayuncledave

Best Answer Too This Foolishness.

“They live longer? Nope. Just ask their descendants.”


22 posted on 09/26/2012 4:58:35 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Men without testicles might live longer

Y'all know what this means? Boehner, McConnell and Linda Graham will be around forever! Ugh.

23 posted on 09/26/2012 5:00:46 AM PDT by upchuck (If nobama is reelected and gets to choose more SCOTUS judges, this country is finished.)
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To: ETL

“Men without testicles might live longer”

Well this sort of explains why our RINO’s never seem to go away.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 5:27:00 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Now we know why congress critters last so long...


25 posted on 09/26/2012 5:27:03 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: Sacajaweau

The studies were done using Korean genealogy records going back a few centuries. Only a few eunuchs each generation, but a dozen generations gives you a sample size of eunuchs and relative life expectancy against others of the same generation.


26 posted on 09/26/2012 5:43:09 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: SoFloFreeper

So congress is immortal?


27 posted on 09/26/2012 5:48:37 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This would explain a lot of old Democrats.


28 posted on 09/26/2012 5:49:17 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No ex-girl friends?


29 posted on 09/26/2012 6:02:20 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s because without testicles maybe they aren’t so mean


30 posted on 09/26/2012 6:04:13 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

There has to be some Federal Government grant money available for the society’s most impaired group - testicle wearers.


31 posted on 09/26/2012 6:04:57 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: eartick

wow, you think she’s a man really? Maybe the White House is weirder than we knew


32 posted on 09/26/2012 6:06:43 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tbw2

Sorry....Too many factors...It’s a dumb study...and a waste of time.


33 posted on 09/26/2012 6:11:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: yldstrk

Somebody gotta have the pair in the family.....they got kids or maybe somebody been steppin’ out. You know mama’s baby——daddy’s maybe....


34 posted on 09/26/2012 6:15:14 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good news for Republican legislators.


35 posted on 09/26/2012 6:23:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

36 posted on 09/26/2012 6:24:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Welcome!


37 posted on 09/26/2012 7:01:32 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

In case anyone wondered why Carter was still alive. Thanks SoFloFreeper.


38 posted on 09/26/2012 6:59:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: humblegunner
Men without testicles might live longer, study suggests

Good news for you!

39 posted on 09/26/2012 7:03:20 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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