Women outlive men by six or seven years on average. More boys than girls suffer from hyperactivity, reading and behavioral problems, clumsiness, stammering and autism. Once they make it into adulthood, boys are more likely to suffer from circulatory disorders (including the biggest killer, heart disease), diabetes and alcoholism, ulcers and lung cancer. Male infertility rates are on the increase too.
WHY IS THIS?
One of the problems is testosterone. While helping out in many areas, it also has some drawbacks, including raising cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and lowering immune function.
Luckily there is an upside to all this and many simple ways to reduce the risk of having these problems…