May 14th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
Marrying a much younger man greatly increases a woman's chance of early death.
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, in Germany, analyzed the marriage and death records of 2 million Dutch men and women
. They found that a woman who marries a man nine or more years younger than she is is 20 percent more likely to die at any moment in time compared to a woman of the same age who married a man closer to her age. That percentage jumps to 30 percent when the man is 15 or more years younger.
To add insult to cougar injury, a man who marries a woman more than seven years his junior is actually 7 percent less
likely to die at any time than his counterparts with spouses closer in age to themselves.
Sickness and early death, on the next episode of "Cougar Town