Monday, June 8, 2009

May-December - It Will Either Kill You Or Make You Live Longer

From Future Pundit via Instapundit
June 06, 2009
Men Married To Younger Women Live Longer

Many of my readers are looking for any edge they can find to extend their lives. They are willing to embrace scientific research results that suggest that a dietary practice or lifestyle choice will help them live long enough to still be around when rejuvenation therapies hit the market. I share this desire. With this thought in mind I have a tip for the guys:
Danish men who marry women much younger than them live longer.
According to the research, if a man marries a woman 15 and 17 years his junior, his chances of dying early are cut by one fifth. Also, it suggests that men cut the risk of premature death by 11 percent if their wives are seven to nine years younger.
Another aspect highlighted by the study was that men who opted for older wives have an 11 percent higher chance of dying earlier.
Now, it could be that guys who do not age as fast are more attractive in their 40s and 50s than guys who age more rapidly. So they have an advantage over more rapidly aging guys when pursuing younger women. Then they also live longer for the same reason they were able to get the young woman. But some readers might want to play it safe and marry a younger woman just on the chance this might help. Maybe she'll care for you with more energy in your old age. Or maybe you'll just find more reason to live looking at a young hottie.
The study used a pretty big cohort of people.
The study, which covered the entire population of Denmark, tracked all deaths between 1990 and 2005.
I hear Randy Newman singing
"You give me reason to live".

So for men seeking younger women (sugar babes) they can always try the online dating site

Being contrarian in all things I can attest to the fact that my marriage was the exception to this study since I was 22 years younger than my husband and he died at the age of 56.

So now what I want to know is
where's the study on older women marrying younger men and longevity?
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WendyB said...

I'm 25 years younger! Good news for MrB I guess!

Belle de Ville said...

Well Mr B scored with you Wendy!

Jill said...

I'm 14 years younger...right on the cusp.

Belle de Ville said...

Best job in the world....
Trophy wife!

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