By Sola Ogundipe
Castrated men tend to live much longer than fully endowed men, according to a new study published in Current Biology, that could offer clues on how to extend the male lifespan.
Experts say possible negative consequences of castration include “decreased libido,depression and loss of physical strength.
Researchers say eunuchs lived 14 to 19 years longer than other men
did. Three even lived to 100 or more, a feat of longevity that remains relatively rare among men even today.
Castration allegedly extends lifespan by reducing male sex hormones -
testosterone is known to increase the incidence of coronary heart disease and reduce immune function in males.
Due to this immune function suppression, eunuchs could be better able to resist infections and are less prone to physically dangerous situations that could put them at risk.
The researchers plan to examine the lifespan of eunuchs in other cultures, but few expect young men to willingly undergo castration in order to have lengthier lives.
Comments are moderated. Please keep them clean and brief.
Headlines Newsview all
A Playboy model and former Miss Bosnia has been extradited after being linked with five murders and a string of robberies that netted millions. Brunette Slobodanka ... Full story
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has made an important inroad in its effort to trace and bring to justice the former Chairman of the ... Full story
Chris Brown reportedly stopped paying $10,000 a month in child support to Nia Guzman after the singer was denied visitation with his daughter this week. ... Full story
Rate this article
- Video Footage Of 2nd Jos Bomb Blast
- Listen To Leaked Call Of Jim Iyke Cursing Out Emma Agu
- Wale Expected Back In Nigeria Soon To Release A Track With Olamide
Bayern Munich have told German World Cup winner Schweinsteiger that he can decide on his future. United manager Louis van Gaal is determined to be reunited ... Full story
Some months back, Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, was on vacation which many thought was a journey for a little rest and some shopping in Istanbul, ...
Nollywood actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot, has disclosed how he was embarrassed in Lagos traffic recently by a movie seller who sells in traffic. According to ...
Naturally endowed actress, Halima Abubakar, is so happy with the kind of body she has and as such decided to call on fans and friends ...
Nigerian veteran Reggae singer, Majek Fashek, has been in the news steadily for some weeks now over the poor state of his health which has ...
All is set for Hollywood movie icon, Danny Glover, to thrill and entertain Nigeria movie lovers in a home video. The foreign actor has been connected ...
Mavin Records trio of Reekado Banks, Aphro Dija and Korede Bello have just landed a mouth watering deal with one of a telecommunication giant in ... Full story
Free agent Al-Farouq Aminu has reportedly joined the Portland Trail Blazers in a four-year deal for $30m. The Nigeria forward was linked with prospective clubs, which ... Full story
You can call him a fashionista or maybe a ‘show-off’ media personality, but this Cool FM presenter called Freeze is never bothered about how people ...