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Putting the [men] in [menopause] New study challenges grandmother theory

14 Jun


It’s no secret that men find youthful-looking women attractive.

We see it in countless movie plots. A well-to-do married man gets bored of his wife, and his young 20-something secretary who is always wearing some sort of low-cut blouse catches his eye. It’s human nature right? He can’t fight the temptation.

And then sometimes the plot continues to lead into an affair, and then later a divorce. The divorced woman tries speed dating, but finds herself tirelessly competing with the younger generation and therefore finds it tough to reign in another mate.

Yes, I know that is a depressing thought and it’s not typically the norm–but it is the basic reasoning behind a new theory of why women go through menopause. Continue reading