According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the average global life expectancy was 72 years in 2016.
However, when distributed according to gender, life expectancy is 74 years and 2 months for women and 69 years and 8 months for men.
According to a survey conducted in 2010, 53 thousand 364 people who live in the United States are over the age of 100.
Only 9.162 of them are men. 44.202 are women.
Women generally live longer than men. But what gives them that advantage?
The Human Mortality Index collects information on human deaths and has data from more than 40 countries.
In countries like Sweden and France, these data date back to 1751 and 1816.
However, data on Japan and Russia only date back to the middle of the 20th century.
However, in every country, the estimated life expectancy of women is greater than that of men.
It seems that men are closer to the finish line because of their genetic structure.
A few years ago, Korean scientist Han-Nam Park analyzed detailed records from the 19th century about the Chosun Dynasty.
He examined the lives of 81 people castrated before the age of puberty.
His analysis showed that other men in the palace had an average life span of 50 years while the eunuchs lives to be 70.
3 eunuchs even lived to see their 100th birthday.
Estrogen, known as the female hormone, is seen as an ‘antioxidant’ for the cells.
Experiments on animals mean that females with estrogen deficiency do not live as long as others.
Researchers in Spain, in an article published in 2005, argued that estrogen increases genes associated with long life.
Estrogen can also help to get rid of bad cholesterol, which can provide protection against heart disease.