Radio NZ From Sunday Morning10:07 am 12 Dec 2021

Of the top 12 causes of death, there's only one in which women die at a higher rate than men. And 85 to 90% of centenarians are women. But why? Dr Steve Austad, an expert on ageing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says that because we've never really taken these findings all that seriously before -- often blaming the lopsided stats on things like heart disease and the faster male decline -- we don't really understand why this is the case.  Click here  to listen to the Interview Why do women age better and live longer than men?