Men's Health Month was this past June and was recognized with screenings, health fairs, and other health education activities. The goal was to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys.
The top causes of death among adult men in the United States are heart disease, stroke, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory disease, according to the Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In addition, men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death. According to the CDC, in 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women.
Some of today's health concerns for males include heart health and prostate cancer as well as body composition and recovery in the sports nutrition area. Some of the Men's Health Products and ingredients that can play a role in men's nutrition include omega-3 fatty acids, lycopene, and lean protein. Here's a look at some of the health concerns that men have and the nutrients that may play beneficial roles in addressing these concerns.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, resulting in approximately one in every four male deaths, according to the CDC. In addition, the 2013 overall rate of death attributable to cardiovascular disease was 222.9 per 100,000 Americans. The death rates were 269.8 males and 184.8 for females (Mozaffarian et al. 2016).