Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 5, 1969 · Page 23
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 23

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, April 5, 1969
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KELT ! * « „ ! CITY 14 The Arizona Republic SI MAIL Itoiiiioiics are hindrance Castrated males live longer, researcher says ., Afitn t, tm T r rt t .,1 • »t - •• .«* l/.S. battte deaths lower since Nov. 1 bomb halt ; The same _„ • make a man a man are shor tening his life, researchers at 1 the State University of New • York's downstate medical ' center have reported. • They said that castrated ; males live a good deal longer, •on the average, than "intact" ! males. The life-lengthening .'effect of castration is especially great if the operation J takes place before puberty. \ The researchers also found Hnat what is true of men is true of cats. Castrated cats Hive longer than intact ones, ; with the greatest extension of life if the castration is done before the animals mature. The data on men comes from a long study of inmates of an institution for the men.; tally retarded, according to J. B. Hamilton, professor of anatomy. The study was part of Dr. Hamilton's research into the reasons the females of many species of mammals live so much longer than the males. In humans, the average difference is seven years. "It's clear that most of the major causes of death in humans occur more often or at an earlier age in males than in females," Dr. Hamilton said. Several theories have been advanced to explain this. One theory says the cause .is a deficiency in genes. Men have one X and one Y chromosome, but the Y is much smaller than the X and has •fewer genes in it. Women, on the other hand, have two X 'chromosomes and thus a full complement of genes. ; Another theory blames the sex hormones, especially the androgens or male sex hor- ;mones that are produced by the testes. These are believed to re- 'duce the vitality or viability of men as compared with women. Dr. Hamilton said the fact Jthat castration lengthens life seems to support this second theory. ; His study included 735 in- iact males and 297 eunuchs. ;A11 the subjects were mental- 'ly retarded. Although extra- lieous factors were eliminated or taken into account as much as possible, Dr. Hamilton said the study was not a controlled experiment and was not done under laboratory conditions. i The average length of life of the intact inmates has Los Angeles Times Service hormones that been 55.7 years so far in the continuing study, and that of the castrated ones, 69.3 ones, years. The study also indicated that castration is associated with fewer deaths from infection, and that the death rate among eunuchs is lower than in normal women. This latter fact, according to Dr. Hamilton, does not mean that female hormones produced by the ovaries shorten life. He thinks it may be that even the lives of wom- n are shortened by the small amount of male sex hormones that are secreted by normal ovaries. The study of cats was made at the University of Pennsylvania's school of veterinary medicine. Although it was found that castration made male cats live longer, it also seemed to increase the death rate from leukemia. $168,000 DONATED LIMA, Peru (UPI) - The Ford Foundation has donated $168,000 to the law facility of the Pontifical Catholic University here. The money is to be used for school equipment, new course programs and research grants for students and professors. Associated Press WASHINGTON - U. S. battle deaths in Vietnam have averaged lower since the Nov. 1, 1968, bombing halt than during the preceding months. The U. S. command in Saigon Thursday reported 312 GI deaths in the week ended March 29, pushing the total killed in action in Vietnam since 1961 to just above the 33,629 U. S. deaths in the Korean War. The Weekly report also came approximately one year after President Lyndon B. Johnson's March 3, 1968, order partially stopping the bombing of North Vietnam and five months after his complete bomb halt. The Nov. 1 halt paved the way for expanded peace talks at Paris which started Jan. 18. An unofficial check of the 52 weekly casualty reports since the partial bomb halt announcement a year ago shows that in the 31-week period leading up to the full bomb halt U. S. combat deaths averaged 271 a week, compared with 212 a week since then. In the 10 weeks since the CARPETING ROLL ENDS '/2 PRICE M * E FURNITURE broadened Paris negotiations began, U. S. deaths have averaged 265 a week, compared with the 158-a-week average during the preceding six-week lull while negotiations were proceeding for the complete bomb halt and arrangements for th« expanded Paris sessions. Casualty reports issued by the South Vietnamese show trends similar to those in the U.S. accounts. 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