The Surprising Reason That Women Live Longer Than Men

The findings were recently published in a scientific journal.

It's been known that women live longer than men, which according to the Social Security website, is 86.6 years for women and 84.3 years for men. But what's with the discrepancy?

A University of Southern California study published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States found a few explanations by analyzing people born between 1800 and 1935 from 13 developed nations.

USC Professor of Gerontology Eileen Crimmins, Ph.D., and her team found that, surprisingly, heart disease — a condition that affects a ton of women — was and is a main factor. Smoking accounted for 30 perfect of the difference.

When it comes down to it, an unhealthy heart is bad both sexes, but a man's biological makeup (like how they store their fats) can make the difference in men living a few years shorter overall. 

DailyRx News created a quick video to explain:

"Heart disease tends to affect men much more than women."

While this study doesn't show why men may be more susceptible, the team had a few theories such as ...

"Men may be more susceptible because of differences of fat distribution, hormonal differences or sex-based factors."

Better get in shape, gents!

Check out the video below: