June is Men’s Health Educational Awareness month, and we’re putting the spotlight on some basic — but important — facts about male health. How much do you really know about men’s health?

Test your knowledge with this quiz, courtesy of hihealth.com.1

1. Question: What is the top cause of death in American men?2

  1. Cancer
  2. Heart Disease
  3. Pneumonia

Answer: B – heart disease. More than 450,000 men die of cardiovascular disease annually.

2. Question: True or False: Workplace accidents account for more than 90% of fatalities of men 44 and younger

Answer: True. Workplace-related accidents are the leading cause of death of men under 44-years-old.

3. Question: What percent of a man’s overall health can he attribute to his ancestry?

  1. 40%
  2. 30%
  3. 60%

Answer: B – 30%. Shockingly enough, only 1/3 of a man’s health can be determined by genetics.

4. Question: Which one of these is not a simple step to improve your health?

  1. Moderately exercising 30 minutes, five days a week.
  2. Drinking 8 glasses of water per day.
  3. Eating a varied diet with grains, vegetables, sugars and processed food.

Answer: C – While it’s important to eat a varied diet, it should be rich in nutrients, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat foods.

5. Question: How many American men have diabetes?

  1. 6 Million
  2. 100,000
  3. 2.3 Million

Answer: A – 6 million. Believe it or not, diabetes is one of the top 10 causes of death in men.
We encourage you to see your primary physician for regular and annual check-ups to make sure you’re in tip-top shape.

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1. http://www.hihealth.com/blog/june-is-mens-health-month-know-the-facts/
2. http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/healthfacts