Among the age of 65 and over, 39% of men have heart disease. This is higher than women who have 27% in the same age group.
Researchers indicate the reasoning is related to the body shape of men and women. Women’s bodies tend to be pear-shaped, while men’s bodies are more apple-shaped. When women gain weight, it often lands on their hips and thighs. Men’s weight lands around the middle.
This disease affects approximately 50% more men than women.
Researchers have suggested that that this is heavily due to estrogen. Men don’t have the protection of estrogen, which protects neurological function by activating proteins. Men’s relative lack of estrogen leaves them with a lower rate of protection.
In 2018, prostate cancer was the most common type in England. Public health England says that the rise is due to the number of men getting tested has risen. This due to the growing level of awareness of the severity of the situation.
According to a new study, twice as many men as women are dying from liver cirrhosis. Globally, the disease caused more than 1.3 million deaths in 2017. 2/3 of those deaths were men.
Prostate overtakes breast as ‘most common cancer’ – BBC News
2 thoughts on “Men’s Health Facts Part #1”
Actually more women die of heart disease than breast cancer. Yet women fear breast cancer far more because it strikes directly at their idenity of being a women.
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