A Population Where Men Live As Long As Women: Villagrande Strisaili, Sardinia

@inproceedings{Poulain2011APW,
  title={A Population Where Men Live As Long As Women: Villagrande Strisaili, Sardinia},
  author={Michel Poulain and Gianni Mario Pes and Luisa Salaris},
  booktitle={Journal of aging research},
  year={2011}
}
Usually women live longer than men and female centenarians largely outnumber male centenarians. The findings of previous studies identifying a population with a femininity ratio close to 1.0 among centenarians in the mountainous region of Sardinia was the starting point of an in-depth investigation in order to compare mortality trajectories between men and women in that population. The exceptional survival of men compared to women emerges from the comparison with similar Italian data. Age… CONTINUE READING
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