Â A recent study conducted by medical specialist in Japan, underlines the fact that women have a longer life expectancy in comparison to men and the main cause of this is the fact that the female immune system ages at a slower rate than the immune system of men.
The study was conducted on over 356 healthy volunteers and was basically based on blood analysis from healthy male and female suspects with ages ranging from 20-90.
The researchers have tested the blood taken from the volunteers analyzing the white blood cells level and the quality of the immune system.
Men and women alike lose white cells as time goes by the study shows that men tend to lose them faster, thus the decay of the immune system occurs faster in men than in women. The mechanism of the immune system is responsible not only for the prevention of infections and cancer but also protects the individual of certain inflammatory diseases.
â€œThe process of ageing differs a lot from men to women for certain reasons. Women have more estrogen than men. This protects women from cardiovascular diseases till menopause. Because of the fact that people age differently, the parameters of the immune system can be used to establish the bodyâ€™s biological age,â€ States the coordinator of the study, Katsuiku Hirokawa.
Regarding to the life expectancy, Romania occupies no. 41 for men and no. 37 for women in a poll consisting of a total of 53 countries, with a life expectancy of 70.2 years for men and 77.6 for women. In Japan where the study is conducted, the life expectancy for men is at 79 years while for women it is at 85. In Great Britain the life expectancy for men is at 79 and for women at 82 years, according to the World Health Organization.
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