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STUDY: EUNUCHS LIVE LONGER!
by Lisa Rollins,posted Sep 25 2012 12:00AM
So, would it be worth the trade-off? You see there‚Äôs a new study has finds eunuchs -- who are castrated men -- live nearly 20 years longer than other men.
The South Korean researchers studied 80 eunuchs from the Chosun Dynasty, which ruled in Korea from 1392 to 1897, comparing the only known record of eunuchs' lives to genealogical records of other men of similar social rank.
They found the average lifespan of the eunuchs was about 70 years, 14 to 19 years higher that non-castrated men of similar social standing. Previous studies have shown that castration increases lifespan in animals, but human studies haven't been conclusive. The researchers said the study supports the idea that male sex hormones decrease men's lifespan.