By choosing a bride 15-17 years younger, a man can cut his risk of premature death by 20 per cent. Even choosing a wife seven to nine years younger will reduce his risk of dying early by 11 per cent.
So found a study by Germany's Max Planck Institute, which looked at deaths between 1990 and 2005 for the population of Denmark.
A spokesman for the institute said the results might be caused by younger women caring for their men better than older ones. Alternatively, it could be a result of natural selection - only the healthiest, most successful older men are able to attract younger mates.
For their younger wives, the news isn't so good. Women with husbands older or younger by between seven and nine years increased their chances of dying early by 20 per cent, and 30 per cent if the age difference is between 15 and 17 years.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1196381/Why-marrying-younger-woman-save-life-sends-HER-early-grave.html#ixzz35hCqpsMh
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