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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | January 2013

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Who’s taking care of the boys?

Who’s taking care of the boys?

Pages: 10 - 11

Article topics: Improving services, Men’s Health, Nutrition, Obesity and Men

‘It is widely known that there are differences between men and women in the incidence and prevalence of most health conditions. Sometimes there are clear biological reasons for these differences – but often there are not.’ (Mens Health Forum – www.menshealthforum.org.uk)

Although men are starting to realise that their health outcomes could be much better with a bit of effort, they continue to die on average, years earlier than women, and for just about every disease common to both sexes, men still come off worse.  It’s only in the last few years that we have started to ask ourselves why is this?

Jane DeVille-Almond, SRN, SCM HV BA(Hons) Independent Nurse Consultant/ Chair of the British Obesity Society   http://www.obesitysoc.org.uk/, Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton.

Article accepted for publication: November 2012