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the twilight of the cougar

Bad News for Cougars

It was good while it lasted, but the sociocultural phenomenon of the cougar may have hit its zenith with Cougartown and is now heading south like an overendowed divorcée's bosom. The most recent sign the trend has peaked? Science is coming out against it:

Women who marry men seven to nine years their junior could be upping their odds of dying sooner, German researchers report. Tying the knot with a significantly younger guy raises a woman's risk of death by 20 percent, according to a study published in the May 12 issue of Demography.

We hope from here on out it goes out with quiet dignity, like Maude.

Women Who Marry Younger Men May Die Earlier [Healthday via BW]