The medical issue that costs men more
Men with metabolic syndrome (MetS) are likely to incur higher health care costs than women with similar conditions, research conducted in Taiwan shows.
While the MetS doesn’t necessarily predict greater mortality in later life, there are clearly higher medical costs especially for elderly men, says Mark Wahlqvist, professor of epidemiology and preventive medicine at Monash University.
“We need to explore further the basis of this relatively greater cost of men than women to the health care system when they have the MetS.”
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