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Default More olives? Med diet cuts men’s risk of impotence

From The Times
London, UK
30 August, 2018

More olives? Med diet cuts men’s risk of impotence

If anything is going to persuade middle-aged men to eat better it is this: a study has found that a Mediterranean diet cuts the risk of impotence by 40 per cent.

Eating plenty of fish, nuts and fruit offers a longer lasting boost to men’s sex life than Viagra through its benefits to the heart, researchers say.

Numerous studies have shown that heart health is improved by a diet rich in vegetables and wholegrains with limited amounts of meat and wine.

Now researchers at the University of Athens have found that inhabitants of the Aegean island of Ikaria, already known to live ten years longer than the western European average, also stay sexually active thanks to their diet.

Supple arteries help to maintain the blood flow essential to male sexual function while staying thinner helps to avoid the dampening effect that fat has on testosterone, they believe.

Only one in five of a sample of 667 men with an average age of 67 had erectile dysfunction, less than half of that expected in men of their age.

Those who consumed the most olive oil, about nine tablespoons a week, and stuck closest to the Mediterranean diet had highest testosterone and the best scores on a sexual dysfunction questionnaire.

Christina Crysohoou, who presented the study at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Munich, said that eating better was “a drug-free solution that allows men to keep their sexual function” in the long term.
She advised: “Add some olive oil instead of butter. Have some nuts, fruit, vegetables, or some beans.”

Mike Wyllie, one of the scientists who developed Viagra for Pfizer in the 1990s, said: “The message that you can affect your sexual function by modifying lifestyle and diet is a valid one.”

Professor Wyllie, who now works for a small sexual health company, Plethora Solutions, added: “Unfortunately we are in a society where people want to take a pill. They can’t be bothered to change their lifestyle.”
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Old Thu, Aug-30-18, 09:13
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Love the headline. So, now we can substitute olives for Viagra. That Med diet is awesome . . . . .
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Old Thu, Aug-30-18, 11:21
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um, how is a straight line drawn from det to ED?? Could the result also be a lack of exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals??? Was that accounted for? Or did the researches jump to conclusions: diet is the cause?

Loads of information on the overall decrease in the total testosterone in US m ales compared to 50 years ago, and much more estrogens......
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Old Thu, Aug-30-18, 13:53
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ED: think clogged up inflamed blood vessels, just as coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and certain types of stroke also share this feature. So whatever is good for preventing heart disease should also help with all of the above. But this high carbohydrate low protein/fat food:
Numerous studies have shown that heart health is improved by a diet rich in vegetables and wholegrains with limited amounts of meat and wine.
isn't what's going to help. This is just way of recycling the old conventional low-fat diet wisdom by giving it a new label: "Mediterranean" regardless of what diets the real Mediterranean peoples actually eat. But whatever eating styles people decide to include under this lately popular label, even those which aren't really healthy like grains, have got to be a lot better than the SAD diet with all its highly processed foods and sugars. So Mediterranean is likely a big improvement, but with more knowledge we can do better. Well-formulated low carb, keto, etc.
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