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A historical look at why men died earlier than women

Published on 9th Jul 2015

Published on 9th July 2015

Historical data shows that women have been living longer than men for more than a century.

A new study of people born between 1800 and 1935 shows that once infectious diseases were brought under control, men between 50 and 70 years old died twice as often as women - and their rates of death were higher at any age. But why?

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