It has also been shown that men use more drugs and alcohol, perhaps to self-medicate; this can mask the signs of depression, making it harder to detect and treat effectively.
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The consequences of this change need to be determined.
There are several choices of therapy for osteoporosis in men, with most fracture reduction estimation based on studies in women.
Few older adults achieve the level of physical activity or exercise that accompanies health improvements.
A challenge for health professionals is to increase physical activity and exercise participation in older adults.