Martin M. Miner, MD, presented “The Surge of Male Mortality” during the 32nd International Prostate Cancer Update on March 7, 2022, in Snowbird, Utah.

How to cite: Miner, Martin M. The Surge of Male Mortality.” March 7, 2022. Accessed Jul 2024.

The Surge of Male Mortality – Summary

Martin M. Miner, MD, Co-Director of the Men’s Health Center and Chief of Family and Community Medicine for Miriam Hospital, and Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Urology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, discusses differences in mortality and life expectancy based on sex. He states that in most countries, males have shorter life spans than females. He then reviews the hypotheses for why males tend to have shorter life spans, including higher rates of cigarette smoking and drinking, which can lead to increased risk of heart disease. Dr. Miner reviews a research article stating that heart disease is the major condition associated with excess male mortality in the twentieth century. He determines that obesity is the most modifiable factor in cardiovascular disease and can be treated with a weight-centric approach, and weight loss treatment plans. He explains that the findings from the STEP trials with semaglutide show similar levels of weight loss to those presently attained with bariatric surgery. Lastly, he considers PDE5i therapy, which he explains may provide cardioprotective effects to improve survival with cardiovascular disease in males.

About The 32nd Annual International Prostate Cancer Update:

The International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU), founded in 1990, is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. It is led by expert physicians and is designed for urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. Miner delivered this educational activity during the 32nd iteration of the meeting in March 2022 in Snowbird, Utah.


Martin M. Miner, MD, is founder and internist at the Lifespan Men’s Health Center and former chair of the Department of Family Medicine for Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. He is also a clinical professor of family medicine and urology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence. Dr. Miner earned his MD at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio. He completed his residency at Brown University and spent time working with the Indian Health Service Corps and the Public Health Service. Dr. Miner presently holds memberships in the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Urological Association (AUA), and is a Fellow of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He is president-elect of the Androgen Society and has participated as a member of the AUA in the development of guidelines for erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's disease, testosterone deficiency, and early screening for prostate cancer. He is the former president of the American Society of Men’s Health. Dr. Miner has published extensively in the areas of erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and lower urinary tract symptoms, as well as male sexuality and hormone replacement therapy in men.