“Staring Saves” Is No Surprise by Pat Conrad MD

King Doug might want to list this under “Ridiculous Study of the Week” because it does cite the intuitively obvious.  But in the uncertain times when “toxic masculinity” is under attack by the 63 different genders (at least), maybe a little reassurance is in order.  “Staring at boobs is just one of six easy ways men can live longer” is just such reassurance, for which there has to be as much scientific basis as for anything else worthwhile.  The article suggests that women live longer because of having two X chromosomes, giving them more mutational resilience, which may be true.  The article also suggests that marriage and child rearing confer extra longevity on men, whereas I suspect those activities actually lead to premature male death.  Clearly more research is needed.

What is not discussed is whether Sephora gift boxes or binge-watching “The Bachelor” are activities that prolong female lives.  Because studying that would truly be ridiculous.

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  3 comments for ““Staring Saves” Is No Surprise by Pat Conrad MD

  1. Kurt
    May 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    wrong link. the two happy old people are for this week.

  2. Perry
    May 2, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Interesting you chose the Fountain of Youth as a photo for this article. This Park was started by a Georgian named Walter Fraser to promote the city of St. Augustine. There is no supporting evidence that Ponce de Leon ever landed in this area of Florida, nor that he was looking for a Fountain of Youth, but rather gold and other riches. So myth preempts science in the historical and archaeological realm as well as in medicine.

  3. Steve O'
    May 2, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Experiment likely void for lack of controls.


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