Divorced men are prone to obesity and hypertension – Standard Digital


Posted: February 15, 2020 at 2:49 am

Study involved 404 patients attending the hypertension and diabetes clinicA study at the St Marys Mission Hospital shows this group of men have high rates of obesity, hypertension, high blood sugar and bad cholesterol compared to those who are married. People with these health conditions collectively called Metabolic Syndrome or MetS, the study says, have twice the likelihood of developing and dying from heart diseases.They are also more than seven times at risk of developing diabetes, compared to those without MetS.While being divorced, separated or widowed was generally found bad for the health of both genders, the study shows men are faring much worse than women.The report which involved 404 patients attending the hypertension and diabetes clinic at the hospital, suggests men cope poorly after loss of a partner than women.Metabolic syndromeThe clinic attends to about 600 patients a month. Of the study participants about 82 per cent suffered metabolic syndrome.

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