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Which screening tests are important for men to have?

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All men 20 and older should get their cholesterol checked every five years. Talk to your doctor about diabetes screening starting at age 40 -- or younger, if you're overweight and physically inactive, or have a family member with diabetes. And don't forget about high blood pressure. Ask your doctor how often you should be screened for it to protect yourself against stroke and heart disease. A colonoscopy is recommended at age 50 (earlier if you're at high risk).

SOURCE:  JoAnn Manson, chief, division of preventive medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 24, 2018

SOURCE:  JoAnn Manson, chief, division of preventive medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 24, 2018

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