A study has found that men are over 25% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women.
It’s quite sad to hear that 1 in 10 men are now suffering from type 2 diabetes. But this is the cost of living an unhealthy lifestyle and consuming junk food regularly.
Here’s an even more worrying statistic; nearly 70% of people suffering with a foot ulcer caused by this disease are men.
While bodybuilding get’s criticized for steroid use, those not exercising are heading down an equally worrying path too.
What’s the cause of increased type 2 diabetes in men?
Right, so we’ve told you that men are now at increased risk from type 2 diabetes. However, we haven’t told you why.
As a result, we’ll list some possibilities for why men are more at risk below:
Being overweight is more socially acceptable now
If you’re heavily involved in the bodybuilding community, you’ll inevitably be surrounded by bro’s that are aesthetic as fuarkkk.
However, don’t forget that the majority of people aren’t sculpted like mythical creatures.
In fact, it’s actually become more socially acceptable for men to be overweight now, with such things as the ‘dad bod’ being widely celebrated by both genders.
Men’s Health has confirmed this, with a survey stating that more than half of overweight men believing that their unhealthy lifestyle isn’t an issue.
1 in 4 adults exercising for less than 30 minutes per week
This is a big problem. The recommended amount of exercise is only set at 150 minutes per week, but most men aren’t even doing that!
As a result, it’s no wonder that many countries are creeping up the ‘fattest nation’ list, with the UK coming closer to the USA in 6th place (UK has risen from 10th place).
Speaking to the Telegraph, an MP in England said: “You don’t need to be an expert to know that in Britain we watch a lot more American TV and movies than in France or Italy.
“But the other part of the problem is we didn’t take it seriously for many years. We let it get established.
“It is normal now for people in Britain to be enormously overweight. They look around and they see this is normal, in a way that you don’t see in other European countries.”
Summary: The Public Need To Get Fit
This is a pretty obvious conclusion to this article.
Instead of men starting to celebrate the ‘dad bod’ and joining in on the whole ‘body positivity’ hype, they should probably start lifting weights instead.
They can hate on the bodybuilding industry, and it does get some fair criticism with a rising number of amateurs misusing steroids. However, most gym-goers are clean, and more importantly, at less risk of type 2 diabetes.