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Men Dying Earlier Than Women: Understanding the Causes and Risk Factors

Men tend to die earlier than women, with leading causes of death including heart disease, cancer, and unintentional injuries. A new study suggests that men may have seen a small decrease in life expectancy compared to women, with global leading causes including ischemic heart disease, stroke, and lower respiratory infections. Factors contributing to this disparity include risky behaviors, delayed medical help, increased vulnerability to COVID-19, mental illness, and societal expectations. It is important for men to be aware of these risk factors and take steps to improve their overall health, as well as for society to address underlying societal expectations and stereotypes that contribute to men’s premature mortality.”