Generally, the subject of men’s health brings to mind a barrage of ads for products and programs guaranteed to create six-pack abs and pump up low testosterone levels, a.k.a. “low T”. But the day-to-day reality is that as men age, the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, especially prostate cancer, loom large.
Moreover, nearly 37% of men over the age of 20 are obese, which increases the risk for both heart disease and cancer (the two leading killers of men) as well as type 2 diabetes. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the US, behind skin cancer. About one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.