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Study finds that men in polygamist cultures live longer

According to new research published in this week's New Scientist, men in polygamist cultures live longer than those in monogamous ones. Researchers from Sheffield University analysed data from the the World Health Organisation on marriage customs and life span.

The study found that men who have to provide for bigger families tend to take better care of their health. Also the research found that men in polygamist societies tend to be more competitive as financial success goes hand in hand with having multiple wives.

Basically the study concludes that men in polygamist societies live longer because they are mollycoddled by their spouses in old age. A real strike for feminism there chaps. Oddly there is no mention in the study about how long women with multiple hubbies tend to live.

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