Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Why Men Die First

Why Men Die First

How to Lengthen Your Lifespan

Marianne J. Legato

St. Martin's Griffin


Trade Paperback

It is a universal fact that men die before women. But the causes of this have long remained unexplored. Why Men Die First examines the reasons that men are more susceptible to illness and explains what they need to do to live longer. Bestselling author and professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University, Dr. Marianne Legato delves into problems that both men and women care about, including:
* How men's reluctance to speak frankly to their physicians can kill them

* The hormonal shift called "andropause," the male menopause, and therapies that alleviate its painful symptoms

*Men's biological predisposition to infection and how best to protect against it

*The real causes of male depression and how to treat it

*The risks inherent to the male heart, and ways to correct coronary disease--even late in life

Through her appearances on the Today Show and NBC Nightly News, Legato has launched the conversation about why men die young, and what we all can do to reverse the grim trend.


Praise for Why Men Die First

“This clearly written book, with its informative coverage of the male perspective on gender-specific medicine--and ironically written by a female physician--is a good purchase for public libraries and consumer health collections” —Library Journal

“A vital and rewarding book...a fascinating as well as practical look at how men are both made (by biology) and shaped (by culture). Readers will be engaged and amazed by the discoveries and insights that modern medicine now possesses about the mysteries of gender. Dr. Legato has a gift for narrative and an ability to see into the human heart.” —Diane Salvatore, Editor in Chief, Ladies' Home Journal

“Marianne Legato, who has devoted her career to studying the differences between the sexes, believes that the premature death of men is the most important--and neglected--health issue of our time. She has written a book for every man who wants to live longer and for the women and families who love them. Dr. Legato has started a much needed conversation we should all be having about how we can improve the health and longevity of men, who--at all ages--die before women.” —Dr. Mehmet Oz, author of You: The Owner's Manual

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About the author

Marianne J. Legato

Dr. Marianne J. Legato is an internationally recognized physician, author, and lecturer. Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University, she is annually cited in New York Magazine's top doctors issues. She is also the author of bestselling Eve's Rib, The Female Heart, and Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forgot, which was translated into eleven languages.

Marianne J. Legato M.D.

Marianne J. Legato M.D.

Marianne Legato in the L.A. Times

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