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Black Men's Health

African American males have their own health issues. We look at conditions and diseases where black men are more at risk than their white counterparts. Health statistics show the differences of the health of blacks in America. Men's Health looks at the reasons of disadvantaged health outcomes

Osteoporosis in Men
Osteoporosis in Men

African American Health Statistics
Black American men suffer far worse health than any other racial group in America.

African Americans males aged between 35-64 are 10 times more at risk of developing pancreatitis than any other group. This serious disease affects around 80,000 people a year in America alone.

Keloid Scars
Keloid scars are abnormal scars that grow past the original boundary of a skin injury. African Americans and Hispanics are 16 times more susceptible.

African American Drinking Patterns
Alcoholism Guide Buddy T on the concerns over evidence that moderate drinking appears to have no protective effects with African Americans.

African American health
Useful links resource from Medline Plus. Covers the latest news, research, nutrition and screening issues.

African Americans make up almost 38 percent of all AIDS cases reported in the United States, yet according to the U.S. Census Bureau, they comprise only 12 percent of the U.S. population. Fact sheet.

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