It is known that women generally live longer than men. However, older women are worse in the elderly best health indicators not in them, and in men.
This is stated in the results of the study Exeter University. Their data was published by the journal Nature Communications.
According to scientists, the explanation of this phenomenon is due to the genetic conflict between the sexes: genes that ensure the survival and health in men and women behave differently.
The study showed that the difference in quality aging mostly answer sexual genes. As you know, in women after menopause fertility off – the ability to become pregnant and bear a child naturally stops. As a result, the sex genes accumulate in the female body, without any practical purpose.
Old age in women heavier than using hormones
Researchers believe that this fact adversely affects women’s health and makes women age worse than men. In men, the sexual activity of genes quite naturally correlated with their ability to give a new life that supports their health during aging.
The findings of scientists: women have the worst old age through the accumulation of sex hormones after menopause have no practical purpose.
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