Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Diet, exercise and sex!

Now that I've got your attention, I should warn you that women over the age of 50 might like to read a good book or have a hot bath now, because this relates to older men with known cardiovascular who adopt a healthier lifestyle! 

Those who do adopt healthier exercising and eating habits will have a 30% reduction in their risk of developing mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. These finding were reported after a literature review by Dr Stephen Kopecky from the Mayo Clinic in America who was looking at why both Cardiovascular disease and Erectile Dysfunction had a similar risk profile.

Dr Kopecky said: "If you start lecturing a man about his risk of heart disease, his eyes start to glaze over. Everyone knows someone who's had a heart attack, has had a stent, and is back on the golf course in a week or two. But when you tell them the risk factors for heart disease are the same as those for erectile dysfunction and dementia, they are immediately interested. Men don't sit around worrying about heart disease, but they do worry about not being able to have sex and getting Alzheimer's."

So for the older male of the species, this is a real "win win" situation: a reduced risk for heart attacks and an improved sex life! Perhaps the partners of these rejuvenated males may need to spice up more than their their recipes or else offer their spouses a healthy cold bath!

Ref: September 12, 2011 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
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