Women may be the fairer sex but medically speaking men appear to be the frailer sex. Let’s scrutinise the stats to see if being male is a health hazard.
By Vic Marks
Whoever said it’s a man’s world was clearly a woman. Why? Because when it comes to health and wellness, the guys got the shorter end of the stick. Boys are 60 per cent more likely to be born prematurely than girls. Girls have a stronger immune system. And according to a study by British and American researchers baby boys are 24 per cent more likely to die than baby girls.
It gets worse. Men are more prone to chronic diseases and according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information also more likely to contract post-surgical infections.
Read the complete article in the Summer 2009/2010 issue of YOU Pulse. On shelves now.
Male genes: The weaker sex?