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Men Are Living Longer?

By: CNN
By: CNN
In this May 12, 2011 photo, Joe Stumpf lifts weights during a workout designed to mirror a US Navy SEAL training at the SEALFIT exercise center in Encinitas, Calif. Excitement over the Navy SEAL team's takedown of Osama bin Laden is fueling interest in fitness programs run by former members of the elite force. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

In this May 12, 2011 photo, Joe Stumpf lifts weights during a workout designed to mirror a US Navy SEAL training at the SEALFIT exercise center in Encinitas, Calif. Excitement over the Navy SEAL team's takedown of Osama bin Laden is fueling interest in fitness programs run by former members of the elite force. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Men are gaining on women when it comes to life expectancy.
A recent report from the institute for health metrics and evaluation found men are adding more years to their lives at a faster pace.
The study looked at data from 1989 to 2009.
Men's life expectancy jumped 4.6% on average, compared to 2.7% for women.
Men are expected to live to be about 82-years-old.
Women are expected to live to be 86.


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