A life-course approach in primary care can turn the tide for young men

MANAGEMENT of chronic disease is an increasing part of general practice and demands a focus on  prevention.

Shared risk factors among common chronic diseases provide an entry point for preventing onset or modifying their course.

The effects are substantial and more pronounced in men than women.1

Men have about five years less healthy life than women. Hospital separations from middle-age onwards are much higher in men, and men are more likely to leave the workforce (absenteeism and retirement) due to chronic disease.2

Men also typically have a different approach to health than