Male erectile dysfunction… Preventable with a Mediterranean diet.
A study found that the Mediterranean diet prevents erectile dysfunction in men with high blood pressure.
The Mediterranean diet increases the intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, and dairy products, and limits the intake of red meat.
A team of researchers at the University of Athens in Greece evaluated 250 middle-aged men with high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction (average age of 56) on a Mediterranean diet and rated them 0-55.
The higher the score, the better the Mediterranean diet. In addition, participants scored 0-25 points by evaluating their impotence through a test of SHIM (Sexual Health Inventory for Men). The higher the score, the better the impetus. In addition, participants examined ▲ testosterone ▲ coronary aneurysm reserve (ability to increase blood flow when needed) ▲ arteriosclerosis.
Studies have shown that men with higher Mediterranean dietary scores (over 29 points) have higher coronary aneurysm reserves, higher testosterone, and lower arteriosclerosis (over 14 points SHIM).
Impotence is less capable of expanding blood vessels and increasing blood flow. Lowering testosterone levels in middle age can also cause erectile dysfunction.
The researchers analyzed that the Mediterranean diet can improve blood vessel function and increase physical strength and impotence by preventing a decrease in testosterone in the middle age.
“A Mediterranean diet can help maintain vascular health and quality of life in middle-aged men with high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction,” said study author Athanasios Angelis.
The study was recently published at the annual ESC Congress 2021.