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JUNE-MEN'S HEALTH MONTH

posted Jun 12, 2019, 1:35 AM by Janene Sacks   [ updated Jun 12, 2019, 1:39 AM ]

MALE OBESITY

There is now good evidence to show that men with a healthy weight have a reduced risk of a wide range of health problems.

They're are a wide range of health risks associated with adult male obesity

-Increased risk of hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary heart disease and stroke
-Increased risk of type 2 diabetes (90% of adults with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese)
-Increased risk of several cancers
-Increased risk of erectile dysfunction
-Increased risk of sleep apnoea (interruptions to breathing while asleep)
-Increased risk of gastro-oesophageal reflux (symptoms include heartburn and acid reflux)

Raised body weight puts strain on the body's joints, especially the knees, increasing the risk of osteoarthritis (a condition that affects your joints and causes pain and stiffness). There is also an increased risk of low back pain. Obesity is also associated with low self-esteem, depression and reduced libido.

June is the time for all men to call to action. A healthy weight loss plan with the guidance of a dietician can lead the way to a healthier weight and improved health to end off the year.

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