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11 reasons men die sooner than women

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Beat the odds

Few people can expect to live as long as Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan, who recently died at the age of 117, but women live an average of five to 10 years longer than men. From before birth through every stage of life, men are more likely to die than women. Read on to see how culture, genetics, occupation and other factors play a role in longevity -- and what you can do to beat the odds.

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