Want to live a little longer? Get a second wife. New research suggests that men from polygamous cultures outlive those from monogamous ones.Several thoughts come to mind:
After accounting for socioeconomic differences, men aged over 60 from 140 countries that practice polygamy to varying degrees lived on average 12% longer than men from 49 mostly monogamous nations, says Virpi Lummaa, an ecologist at the University of Sheffield, UK.
- Dr. Lummaa is obviously not married.
- I most certainly am.
- Dr. Lummaa's suggestion is not a good plan for long life, Chez Borepatch.