This year Men's Health Week is be focusing on belly fat. Why? Because it's the type of fat that's bad for your health and men are more likely to have it.
It's a problem because belly fat lurks not just beneath the surface but also gets down deep and surrounds your vital organs. Regardless of your overall weight, a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of:
■ Cardiovascular disease
■ Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
■ Colorectal cancer
■ Sleep apnea
■ Premature death from any cause
■ High blood pressure
For more about Men’s Health Week, please visit the Men’s Health Forum website: https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/mhw
RELATED HEALTH LIBRARY RESOURCES
For anyone interested in men’s health, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find our most popular items, information on materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items, simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
● Men’s health / by R. S Kirby (Roger S.), 2009, 3rd edition, New York, NY : Informa Healthcare. [E-book]
● Men's health - how to do it / by David Conrad; Alan White, 2007, Abingdon : Radcliffe Publishing.
● Promoting men's mental health / by David Conrad; Alan White, 2010, Abingdon : Radcliffe Publishing. [E-book]
● The psychology of men's health / by Christina Lee R. Glynn Owens, 2002, Buckingham: Open University Press. Understanding men and health: masculinities, identity and well-being / by Steve. Robertson, 2007, Maidenhead : Open University Press.
● Men's health and illness; gender, power, and the body / by Donald F Sabo; David Frederick Gordon; Men's Studies Association (U.S.), 1995 Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
● Male bodies : health, culture, and identity / by Jonathan Watson, 2000, Buckingham Open University Press.
● Understanding men and health: masculinities, identity and well-being / by Steve Robertson, 2007, Maidenhead : Open University Press.
● American Journal of Men’s Health, Thousand Oaks, California : Sage Publications, Inc. [Available in print 2007 – 2013. & as a Keele ejournal 2007 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2007 - 2013].
● International Journal of Men’s Health, Harriman, Tennessee: Men's Studies Press [Available as a Keele ejournal 2004 onwards, & NHS e-journal 2006 onwards].
● Harvard Men’s Health Watch, Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Medical School Health Publications [Available as a ejournal 2002 onwards].
● Journal of Men’s Health, Elsevier : Ireland [Available as a NHS ejournal 2008 - 2012].
● Blancher, Kevin D. ‘Moustaches promote men's health’ , BJU International, 2011. Vol.108(10), pp.ii-vii. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
● Elder, Keith and Griffith, Derek M. ‘Men's Health: Beyond Masculinity’, American journal of public health, 2016. Vol.106 (7), pp.1157. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
● Evans, Roger, ‘Men's health and Movember’, Nursing Standard, 2013. Vol.28(9), p.30. [Available in print, and via Keele & NHS ejournals]
● De Visser, Richard O. ; Mcdonnell, Elizabeth J. Kazak, Anne E. et al (eds.) ‘“Man Points”: Masculine Capital and Young Men's Health’, Health Psychology, 2013. Vol.32(1), pp.5-14 . [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
● Schulz, Im and Schwarz, F. ‘Explaining men's health: a review of concepts and evidence’, Psychology & Health, 2012, Vol.27 (Suppl 1), pp.114-114. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]
● Pietila, I., Ojala; H., Helminen, S., Tammela, T., ‘Who Has the Guts to Make This Choice?: Ideals of Masculinity in Men's Justifications for Their Treatment Decisions for Localised Prostate Cancer’, International Journal of Men's Health, 2016, Vol. 15 (3), p267-282. [Available via Keele & NHS ejournals]