Data shows there’s almost a six-year difference in average life expectancy. Experts told HuffPost why.

None of us know how much time we have on Earth. But what we do know is that in most societies around the world, women are living longer than men on average.

In the U.S., the average life expectancy for women is 79.3 years compared to 73.5 years for men, according to a December 2022 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But why?

We asked doctors for more insight, as well as tips to help everyone increase their life expectancy. It turns out there are several reasons that might explain why women live longer than men.

It starts with hormones.

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