According to an Ifop study, 61% of men have already been victims of erectile dysfunction. A figure on the rise in recent years but which remains a taboo for many men. However, as early as 1974, the World Health Organization placed sexual health as a fundamental component of well-being: “The individual has fundamental rights, including the right to sexual health and pleasure, and the power to control their sexual and reproductive activity according to a personal social ethic.. ”
Adopt a healthy diet
To fight against erectile dysfunction, a diet could help men as reported by New-York Times. According to the findings ofa recent study, the researchers found that the men who adopted a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish and unsaturated fats, and low in meat and whole dairy products, had a lower risk of erectile dysfunction than others. The findings were published in Jama Network Open.
The researchers used data from a large study of men aged 40 to 75, in total the panel consisted of 21,469 people. All completed health questionnaires, including details of diet, every four years between 1998 and 2014. Next, scientists rated the men based on their adherence to rmediterranean diet (vegetables, fish, nuts, etc.). “The erectile dysfunction, especially in younger men, is a early sign of cardiovascular disease and can decrease the quality of life. Men can be motivated to eat a healthy diet if it lowers their risk of erectile dysfunction“, warn the authors.
Mediterranean diet and erectile function
Through this study, scientists found that adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with a lower incidence of erectile dysfunction. In detail, men aged 60 to 70 who followed this diet well had an 18% reduced risk. Those aged 70 and over had a 7% risk reduction.
“Men who want to maximize their erectile function should be aware of the possible contribution of diet in addition to others lifestyle factors“, summarizes the lead author, Dr. Scott R. Bauer, assistant professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. A previous study had already pointed out thedetrimental impact of red meat on the increased risk of heart disease.