The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health : Lessons from the Harvard Men's Health Studies (Paperback)

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"The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Heal"th assembles into a single volume a quarter-century's worth of hard-won knowledge about men's health -- knowledge that men need to lead longer, healthier lives.

More than twenty-five years ago, researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health began what have become the largest aggregate studies ever of men's health. Tracking 96,000 American men over decades, these studies provide the ultimate resource on what keeps men healthy -- and what doesn't. The result is The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health:

- Features the most current information on the health-preserving functions of diet, exercise, and over-the-counter drugs and supplements

- Gives straight answers to questions like when drinking alcohol is beneficial and when it's not

- Offers advice on behavior modification and stress control

- Includes all the crucial information on diseases that are particularly

important to men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, erectile dysfunction, and kidney and bladder problems

- Provides an easy-to-navigate guide to the health-care system that gives balanced views on the benefits and drawbacks of common medical tests

With the authority that only the world's largest and best-known medical school can provide, and the lively, clear presentation that is the hallmark of "Harvard Men's Health Watch," the monthly newsletter edited by Dr. Simon, "The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health" is an essential reference for every man -- and for everyone who cares about a man's health.


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780684871820
SKU 33940550
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0684871823
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
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Annotation This home medical reference is a basic guide to what men need to know in order to live healthier and longer lives. It discusses lifestyle issues such as nutrition, exercise, alcohol, aging, stress, and diseases such as prostate cancer, impotency, and heart problems. It also includes good info on drugs and supplements, and explains how to get the most benefit out of the health care system, with specific attention to tests. Graphs, charts, and tables present information on things such as Body Mass Index, the Glycemic Index, and cholesterol and blood pressure levels. The information in THE HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL GUIDE TO MEN'S HEALTH, using the resources of the foremost teaching hospital in America, is based on several years-long surveys that tracked over 95,000 men.
Editors Note A practical guide to male health issues, presented in an accessible format, provides coverage of specific conditions and outlines a four-part program for health maintenance that involves diet, exercise, supplements, and behavior modification.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0496
Publisher Free Press

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