Health & Beauty
|Marrying a Much Younger Man Greatly Increases a Woman's Chance of Early Death|
Jeremy Taylor - Asylum.com
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May 17, 2010
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, in Germany, analyzed the marriage and death records of 2 million Dutch men and women.
They found that a woman who marries a man nine or more years younger than she is is 20 percent more likely to die at any moment in time compared to a woman of the same age who married a man closer to her age.
That percentage jumps to 30 percent when the man is 15 or more years younger.
To add insult to cougar injury, a man who marries a woman more than seven years his junior is actually 7 percent less likely to die at any time than his counterparts with spouses closer in age to themselves.