Heart disease, cancer lead fatalities in men 45+

All men know: It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s that sudden stop at the end. Men smoke more (23.2% versus 18.1% of women), drink more (71.6% versus 59.6%) and eat more (40% overweight, 21.5% obese versus 28.6% and 17.6%, respectively). Men die sooner (before the age of 75 years versus age 80 years for women) and are less likely to seek health care on their own (25.3% of men have no usual source of health care versus 13.8% of women).

Men are full-throttle all-systems-go, until one day they’re not. Because it’s that sudden run-in with a heart attack or stroke, that sudden diagnosis of prostate or colon cancers, that slows them down.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men 45 to 55 years old, and men 75 years and older. (At ages 55 to 74 years, cancer is the leading cause of death among men.)

Click here for a statistical breakdown of the leading men’s health issues, the nutritional support with each disease state that may help promote better health and the nutritional deficiencies caused by common therapies.

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