The MHF will be highlighting the importance of NHS Health Checks as part of this year's Men's Health Week.
This year's week focuses on heart disease, a health condition that disproportionately affects men. In the UK, 20,850 men die prematurely (before 75 years) from heart disease compared to 7,408 women, especially men in lower income groups. Coronary heart disease is the most common cause of death – and premature death – for men in the UK.
MHF CEO Peter Baker says: 'heart disease robs many families of fathers. Men’s Health Week will help men find ways to get healthy and tell them about the signs to watch out for. We hope families and workplaces will also donate or hold fundraising events so that we can build on our successes in tackling men’s health problems.'
NHS Health Checks target adults between the ages of 40 and 74.
Men’s Health Week, which ends on Father’s Day, is relevant to men and their families as well as health professionals and organisations and provides a great opportunity to remind dads that their health and wellbeing is important for the whole family.
For men and their families the MHF will highlight:
For health professionals and organisations the MHF will highlight:
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