There is a genetic reason why women, in average, live almost 5 years longer than men. However, according to Ohio State University research, this gap may well be compensated by religious mind and conformity. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
To reach out for long and healthy life, 2 basic parameters are inevitable in line with nature: healthy/balanced diet and physical exercise. For both – males and females.
Especially when we target the potential biologic lifespan our creator has given us – 120 years of age.
While very few make it to this seemingly astronomic age, men and women in the U.S. reach only two thirds of that landmark after all. With position 31 on World Health Organization’s statistics of global life expectancy.
However, there is a difference gender-wise when it comes to life expectancy. Insofar, as the average life expectation for men is 76.4 years but that for women it is 81.2. Regardless of the respective lifestyle in terms of diet and exercise.
The secret behind of this gap, according to research at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) is genetic. With special reference to XX chromosomes which can extend life, when corresponding with female hormones secreted by the ovaries.
BOOST LIFE EXPECTANCY WITH RELIGION?
If the 2 basic parameters for longevity – healthy diet and physical activity – can’t make up for the gender-wise difference between men and women, is there another way of balancing out?
Yes, there is. Besides e.g. social interactions or having a pet, new research at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, concludes that religious social activities may well make up the difference in life expectancy by at least 4 years.
Not only because religious believers in most cases refrain from unhealthy lifestyle factors such as use of drugs and alcohol, they usually reduce and avoid stress with prayer or meditation. Even more, religious conformity and participation is mediating between religion and life expectancy, according to Ohio State University.
IN A NUTSHELL
There is a genetic reason why women, in average, live almost 5 years longer than men. However, according to Ohio State University research, this gap may well be compensated by religious mind and conformity.
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