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PaolettiIn 1988 the World Health Organization has issued a “gender challenge” to nations and international organizations, a call for: a better appreciation of risk factors involving women’s health; the development of preventive strategies to lessen the impact of diseases that disproportionately plague older women (e.g., coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and dementia); and an increased emphasis on understanding why men die sooner than women. (World Health Organization, 1998, Th