Men Who Can’t Are Health Risks
Nearly one in three London males are too fat to see their own reproductive organs, according to a survey widely reported recently in the British press. While perhaps appearing to be frivolous, the survey was part of a serious program called the “Big Check” Campaign, urging British men to take the "Can you see your manhood?" test. The program’s basis is that a man’s waist measurement -- and more specifically, a man’s bulging belly -- is a key indicator of his risk for such weight-linked maladies as diabetes, stroke and heart disease. As one medical specialist noted, a man who is too obese to see his penis is five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, three times more likely to suffer cancer of the colon, and 2.5 times more likely to have high blood pressure.