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Married Men More Likely to Attend Check-Ups and Screenings

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Posted on Dec 28, 2002, 1 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Bachelors are significantly less likely to attend check-ups than married men, say UK researchers. Dr Kate Davidson and Tom Daly of the University of Surrey in Guilford, England, found that divorced men and life-long bachelors were less likely to have their cholesterol and blood pressure checked regularly.

Bachelors are significantly less likely to attend check-ups than married men, say UK researchers. Dr Kate Davidson and Tom Daly of the University of Surrey in Guilford, England, found that divorced men and life-long bachelors were less likely to have their cholesterol and blood pressure checked regularly. They were also in worse physical and mental shape, and were more likely to smoke and be heavy drinkers. Virtually all of the men involved in the study were clued up about health, for example they were all aware of the dangers of smoking and heavy drinking and the benefits of a good diet and exercise. However, the study findings suggest that the only men who put that knowledge into practise were those who were married.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.reutershealth.com on the 25th November 2002

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