Women are healthier than men–except when they aren’t

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found that men are more likely to get in 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise per day than women (who averaged 18). 30 minutes/day seems to be the magic number, reducing one’s risk of¬†metabolic syndrome, which is associated with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and diabetes.

On the other hand, women were less likely to smoke than men, which reduced their risk of lung cancer and other lung- and breathing-related diseases.

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