Men’s health: what the latest research tells us

What puts a man’s health at risk as he gets older? The top risk factors are common and often preventable. However, research suggests that men tend to put less focus on their own health and wellbeing than women. They see the doctor less frequently and are less engaged in preventive health behaviours. From health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer and chronic respiratory disease, to mental health issues such as loneliness - healthy aging threats can be significantly reduced through lifestyle changes such as healthy diet, regular exercise and social engagement.

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