Men's Health Center
Why Men's Health Matters
By 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.
- What's Your Men's Health IQ?
- How much do you really know about men’s health? Take our quiz to test your knowledge about the issues that commonly affect men, from heart disease, diabetes and cancer; to “Low T” and “ED”; to mental health >
- The Truth About "Low T"
- Low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, etc., are often sensitive topics, but they’re also widely misunderstood. MDVIP-affiliated physician Dr. Louis Minsky debunks some of the myths and explains when men should be concerned >
- Dangers of a "Dad Bod"
- While many men become a little softer around the middle as they age, when their belly grows, so do the risks associated with a host of chronic conditions. Learn more about how a “dad bod” can be hurting your health >
- Men's Health Infographic
- Our study found that most men are complacent and uninformed about their greatest health risk. See the results in our infographic. >
- Men's Health Discussion Guide
- Download our discussion guide to learn about risk factors and when to be screened for common men’s health conditions, from heart disease, diabetes and cancer, to low testosterone and erectile dysfunction. >
- Men’s Health Survey: The Results
- MDVIP conducted a national survey to over 1,000 men ages 20 and older that revealed some startling insights into men’s health. Read more about the key survey findings, including why men say they avoid going to the doctor. Learn more about how a “dad bod” can be hurting your health.