What makes women live longer? | Elissa Epel

Parent Episode: Dr. Elissa Epel on Telomeres and the Role of Stress Biology in Cellular Aging

Aging biology differs greatly between men and women, with women coming out ahead: On average, women live about three years longer than men. Although a variety of factors likely influence this difference in aging rates, telomere length stands out as a critical factor. Women have considerably longer telomeres than men – a difference manifested at birth and probably due to the influence of sex hormones. In this clip, Dr. Elissa Epel identifies some of the key differences in male and female biology and how they influence telomere length and aging.

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