Scientists have found out, the Korean eunuchs lived 14 to 19 years longer than other men. According to Korean researchers, this fact proves that testosterone reduces life expectancy. This confirms the hypothesis that women with a level of sex hormone lower than that of the strong half of mankind live longer than men.
During the study, the experts have carefully analyzed the genealogy of the noble members of the Imperial court of the Korean Joseon dynasty. Sometimes it happened that Korean boys lost their reproductive function due to a dog bite or other accidents and subjected to castration, getting access to the Imperial Palace. Scientists studying life 81 the eunuch came to the conclusion that alters lived much longer than other men of their environment, writes Daily Mail.
Eunuchs lived to 70 years, whereas the court of similar socio-economic status has died at the age of 50-55 years. A group of scientists Korea University emphasizes male longevity eunuchs cannot be explained by the advantages of living in the Palace, because the members of the Royal dynasty male lived just less than all, rarely reaching age marks above 40 years. According to the researchers, this study may be a clue to explaining the mystery of life expectancy.