Mammal study explains 'why females live longer' - www.bbc.com

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...A new study that looks at lifespan in wild mammals shows that females live substantially longer than males.

...The research finds that, on average, females live 18.6% longer than males from the same species.

...In every human population, women live longer than men, so much so that nine out of 10 people who live to be 110 years old are female.

...In 60% of the analysed populations, the scientists found that females outlived the males - on average, they had a lifespan that's 18.6% longer than males.

...Even if females lived longer than males, the team found that it did not mean that the risks of dying are increasing more in males than females as they get older.

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