The life expectancy of Ukrainian men is much lower than in Europe, chief nutritionist of the Healthcare Ministry of Ukraine Oleg Shvets told press conference "International Men's Day: the aspects of health and longevity", ForUm correspondent reports.

"Compared with the European statistics, the Ukrainian men live 10 years less than Europeans. I also note that 60% of men smoke. More than half of men are overweight and more than half suffer from high blood pressure. All these factors, of course, lead to negative consequences.

For example, Ukrainian men are six times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than French men. About 30% do not live up to 60 years," he said.
The specialist noted that these figures should make men think and pay more attention to their health. First of all, they should pay attention to their diet.

"In order to be healthier, men should eat healthy food: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products and, of course, limit intake of processed meat products, confectionery and alcohol," the nutritionist said.

According to Shvets, Ukraine is the second largest alcohol consumer after Moldova.
"Ukrainians consume 17 liters of pure ethanol per year," Shvets summed up.



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