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Women live longer but have less well-being than men

Women live longer but have less well-being than men

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), men live up to 69 years, while women generally reach an average of 74 years. But a new study has revealed how sex and gender shape our health and longevity.

Being male or female interacts with other variables, such as race, socioeconomic status, age, or sexual orientation, increasing the risk of various diseases and varying life expectancy.

The new study, published in The Lancet, concluded that men experience a greater rate of loss of health and have a higher burden of diseases that lead to premature death, but that women suffer from many pathologies that harm their quality of life in later life.

Women suffer a higher rate of back pain, headaches and depressive disorders, affecting their daily routines. Men, on the other hand, are more likely to have heart problems or be involved in a car accident.