Why Do Women Live Longer Than Men?

The genetic makeup of women is one of the major factors that is responsible for the long life of women. The mutations in the mitochondrial DNA cause the men to age faster than women. The mitochondrial DNA is inherited from mothers, therefore, the mutations that occur in female mitochondrial genes are monitored and the dangerous mutations are eliminated. Since the male mitochondrial genes are not monitored, the mutations get accumulated.

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