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Live Longer: Marry an Educated Woman

From today’s BBC Health News comes an important discovery for Men’s health – men who marry educated women live longer. Educated women live longer. Who a man marries matters more than his own education. You can read the entire article by clicking on the blue type, above.

This study does not say you need to marry a Swedish woman. . . you need to marry an educated woman!

Educated women ‘aid long life’

A university education is important to longevity, the study suggests

A well-educated woman positively influences both her own and her partner’s chances of a long life, Swedish research suggests.

A man whose partner had only a school education has a 25% greater risk of dying early than if she had had a university education, it suggests.

The authors say educated women may be more likely to understand the various health messages their families needed.

The findings are based on a study of 1.5m working Swedes, aged 30 to 59.

The study, in the journal of Epidemiology and Community Healthcare, says that in the case of men, it is their income and social status that affect women’s lifespan.

The researchers looked at data from the 1990 Swedish census and followed up information on causes of death, including cancer and circulatory diseases like heart disease and stroke from the cause of death registers up to 2003.

University education
A woman’s education and social status were more important for a man’s life chances than his own education, the findings indicate.

Read the entire article HERE

October 6, 2009 - Posted by | Aging, Education, Family Issues, Health Issues, News, Women's Issues


  1. Woohoo!! my wife is a post graduate!

    Comment by Mathai | October 6, 2009 | Reply

  2. Wooo HOOOO is right, Mathai! Live long and prosper. 😉

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 6, 2009 | Reply

  3. Oh no!!! my wife is only a PhD!

    Comment by Bu Yousef | October 6, 2009 | Reply

  4. Bu Yousef mabrook !! you’ll live for ever!!! 😛

    Comment by Mathai | October 6, 2009 | Reply

  5. Thanks Intlxpatr for this excellent bit of information ,

    I will pass it on to my buddies that Swedish University educated women will make our health better and live longer . The study doesn’t mention hair colour effect but i guess we have to do with Blond Swedish Women ,,,,,,,,,,,,


    Comment by daggero | October 6, 2009 | Reply

  6. LLOOLL, Bu Yousef, you wife is also a post-graduate; meaning anyone who studies beyond the initial bachelor’s degree. So mabruk to YOU, too, your wise choice will stand you well in longevity. I bet it’s already started; I bet Umm Yousef cajoles you into eating good foods. 🙂

    Daggero – not all Swedish women are blondes! i come from a brown-haired Swedish family!

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  7. Thank you for unwittingly marketing Swedish women to our men Intlxpatr. Like them gals need any more marketing effort.




    Comment by 1001Nights | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  8. LLOOOLLLLL @ 1001 Nights – If I recall, you are no slouch yourself in the education department! 😛

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  9. Brown hair Swedish women hmmmmmmmmmmm

    like the lead female singer in ABBA

    Comment by daggero | October 7, 2009 | Reply

  10. It’s true Im no slouch in that department … But how do I fix the not being a Swedish blond bit? 🙂

    Comment by 1001 Nights | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  11. LLLLLLOOOLLLLL, Daggero!

    1001 – You don’t. Why would you? I imagine you are one of those gorgeous petite Kuwaiti women with big brown eyes and great hair. Why would you change a single thing? Being highly educated is just the icing on a great cake.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  12. 😉

    Comment by 1001Nights | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  13. Awwww 🙂

    Comment by 1001Nights | October 8, 2009 | Reply

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