Is THIS why women tend to live longer than men? Repetitive sections of the Y chromosome may create toxic effects as males get older, reducing their lifespan

Toxic masculinity will be the end of you — literally, that is, if you’re a fruit fly.

Researchers from the US found that, as male fruit flies age, repetitive sections in their Y chromosomes become active — which causes toxic effects.

Specifically, previous studies on fruit flies have shown that when repeat sections become active, they impair memory, cause DNA damage and shorten lifespans.

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