Castrated Men Live Longer
The eunuchs in Korea's royal court of the Chosun Dynasty lived considerably longer than "intact" men, researchers reported in the journal Current Biology. The study appears to confirm what previous animal studies have shown - that castration prolongs life expectancy. The Chosun Dynasty ran from 1392 to 1910. During this period, some boys were castrated and became servants in the royal palace. The researchers found that their life spans were from 14 to 19 years longer than those of non-castrated men...
Upside to castration? Eunuchs lived longer, study finds
A study of eunuchs in Korea's royal court has found men without testicles live longer. Researchers looking at the court of the Chosun Dynasty found eunuchs lived to 70 on average, or 14 to 19 years longer than "intact" men of similar socio-economic status.
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