Men's Health Center

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Men's Health Quiz

Why Men's Health Matters

Women often feel like their doctor doesn't take their health concerns seriouslyBy and large, men pay less attention to their health than women – and the statistics on men’s health in the U.S. show why that has to change.

  • Men live, on average, five years less than women
  • Men die at higher rates than women for 9 of the 10 leading causes of death
  • 1 in 4 male deaths is due to heart disease
  • 1 in 3 men have some form of cardiovascular disease
  • 3 in 4 men are either overweight or obese

Men also are more likely to smoke, drink and take more risks, and they are less likely to see a doctor for regular visits

Read on for information about the health issues and prevention strategies every man should know.