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20 Worst Men's Health Myths That Just Won't Die

Best Life Logo By Adam Bible of Best Life | Slide 1 of 21: When it comes to going to the doctor, men clearly come up short when compared to their female counterparts. In fact, according to a year-long study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), women were 33 percent more likely than men to visit a doctor within a one-year period. In addition, the CDC found that the rate of doctor visits for things like annual examinations and preventive measures was 100 percent higher for women than it was for men. Why do men hate checking in on the status of the their general health so much? Lifely for a multitude of reasons, but whatever those might be, not going to the doctor helps explain why there is so much conflicting—and often just plain inaccurate—information circulating about men's health. So, whether it is for yourself or a man in your life, read on to help end these longstanding men's health myths. And for similar untruths for the opposite sex, check out 30 Worst Women's Health Myths That Won't Die.

20 Worst Men's Health Myths That Just Won't Die

When it comes to going to the doctor, men clearly come up short when compared to their female counterparts. In fact, according to a year-long study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), women were 33 percent more likely than men to visit a doctor within a one-year period. In addition, the CDC found that the rate of doctor visits for things like annual examinations and preventive measures was 100 percent higher for women than it was for men. Why do men hate checking in on the status of the their general health so much? Lifely for a multitude of reasons, but whatever those might be, not going to the doctor helps explain why there is so much conflicting—and often just plain inaccurate—information circulating about men's health. So, whether it is for yourself or a man in your life, read on to help end these longstanding men's health myths. And for similar untruths for the opposite sex, check out 30 Worst Women's Health Myths That Won't Die.

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