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Take that, metro boy! American psychiatrists have kicked sand in the faces of new men with a study report that claims that tough guys recover more quickly from serious illness and injuries.

Modern wisdom may say that metrosexual males have better health chances because they are self-aware, emotionally literate and smarter about their bodies. But the study says that, if it comes to the crunch, the John Wayne types win.

Glenn Good, of Missouri University, asked 50 men who had suffered serious brain or spinal injuries to fill in questionnaires about their strength, sexual prowess, independence and career achievement (including answering yes/no to the rather ambiguous statement: “Affection with other men makes me tense.” Hmm.)

What does he mean ambiguous? Anything other than a firm handshake and an insult from another male makes my sphincter clench tighter than Gordon Brown's grip on his wallet. If I want touchy feely affection I'll go back to being a hooker - in a scrum, only you understand.....

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Anything other than a firm handshake and an insult from another male makes my sphincter clench tighter than Gordon Brown's grip on his wallet.

In such a situation my sphincter gets tighter than Gordon Brown's grip on my wallet.

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