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Women Take Better Care of Themselves Than Men

When British scientists discovered, to their surprise, that men have a greater risk of cancer than women, they came upon an explanation that has nothing to do with biology: women take better care of themselves.

The new study looked at cancer that afflicts both men and women and found that men were 40 percent more likely than women to die from such cancer and 16 percent more likely to get it in the first place.

Researchers pointed out that men typically put off reporting symptoms to doctors. Men are also less aware that smoking, excess weight around the waist, and high alcohol intake all increase the risk of cancer. As for their diets, men are better at avoiding diet cola and highly processed "diet" snacks, but they're lazy about getting their vegetables and eat too many calories overall.

Since it's Men's Health Week, now might be a good time to remind the men in your life to schedule a doctor's appointment. Make one for yourself while you're at it!

Do you take better care of your health than the men in your life?


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emma-noel emma-noel 8 years
i live in a rural county where we ar barred from seeing men!!!i dont understand!!!!!!!!!!!
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Just waiting for my comment with links to post,lol. Gimme a sec, ;)
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years I like this link because it has the "pros" and "cons" of artificial sweeteners (and for me, the amount of cons far outweigh the pros) I also like this one: And here are two from FitSugar: And BTW: Let me please say how nice it is to be asked nicely about my sources and such, a lot of times I've seen people get really nasty about "Whats your source?!" and its just nice to be asked in a non-nasty way. I tried to pick ones that aren't from people selling faux-sugar or people selling "natural" sugar alternatives.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Spacekat, with Diet Cola its not the calories that you must fear its the artificial sweeteners that the makers try to pass off as harmless. They are very detrimental to your health overall.
tglynn tglynn 8 years
I'm pretty sure the tag "breaking news" can be removed here
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