Hot Flash! Men May be the Cause of Menopause, McMaster University Study

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Ladies, here's one more thing you can blame on men: menopause. At least, that's according to a new theory.

Women go through menopause because men have consistently preferred younger women in recent evolutionary history, according to a study published June 13 in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. Thus, menopause is not evolutionarily advantageous and may be the result of a series of random, harmful mutations that accumulated in women but weren't acted on by evolution because the women had already reproduced by the time the mutations affected them.

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