Are Men the Weaker Sex After All?

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Men are dying younger than their female counterparts and of eminently preventable and treatable diseases, according to the Men’s Health Forum, an organization in the U.K. that aims to improve mortality rates in men.

Men are more likely than women to die of cancer, stroke, obesity-related diseases and heart disease. Much of this may have to do with lifestyle: as a group, men drink, eat and smoke more than women and get less exercise. Additionally 76% of deaths by suicide are committed by men — not because more are attempted, but because more succeed. (More on Time.com: The Latest Figures on American Motherhood)

The chief executive of Men’s Health Forum believes that making health care more “male friendly” is the key to improving rates of medical testing in men. For more, see AOL Health’s coverage.

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