A longer life

An article on livescience.com discussed some ways science is looking into to extend the human life span, including eating less, genetic tinkering, or a special diet for pregnant or nursing moms. Or you could just get married.

The article cited a 2006 study “by Linda Waite, a sociologist at the University of Chicago, [that] showed that happily married couples tend to live longer than unwed individuals. Married men were found to live, on average, 10 years longer than unmarried men, and married women lived about four years longer than unmarried women. 

“The researchers speculated that married men live longer because they adopt healthier lifestyles and take fewer risks. Married women, on the other hand, probably live longer because of the improved financial well-being that comes with marriage.”  

Reference: Ker Than, “Extending Human Life: Progress and Promises,” livescience.com (posted 5-24-06)

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