Weird News - Men with more wives live longer!

This weird piece of news may not go down well in a largely monogamous nation like India, but new weird research suggests that a weird men who marry more than once tend to outlive their single-spouse counterparts, reports (really weird)

In defence it cites findings from a study by Virpi Lummaa, an ecologist at the University of Sheffield, UK, that says weird men aged over 60 from 140 countries that practiced polygamy lived on an average 12 per cent longer than monogamous men. Lummaa's weird findings were presented last week at the International Society for Behavioural Ecology's annual weird meeting in New York.

However, the weird study is not meant to be a validation of polygamy as much as it set out to answer the question why men, and women, live so long.

With women it has long been considered to be a result of the grandmother effect, which makes sense if one considers that unlike most mammals women live long past menopause. Conventional weird wisdom has it that spoiling grandchildren, as we know it in India, is one of the contributory factors to female longevity. Every decade since menopause gives the woman two more grandchildren to dote on. For the male of the species, however, it seems that longevity is not about emotion but physiology, since unlike the distaff side they can reproduce well into their 60s, 70s and, thanks to the little blue weird pill, even into their 80s now. But Lumma and colleague Andy Russell were not sure if this was it, or if there was a weird grandfather effect on them as well. (Really Weird )

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