DIET AND SEX
LOSING JUST A MODEST AMOUNT OF WEIGHT FOR VERY OVERWEIGHT MEN MAY IMPROVE THEIR SEX LIFE, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS
When severely overweight men lose a relatively small amount of weight, both sexual function and urinary problems improve, a recent study found. Arthur Burnett, a urologist at Johns Hopkins, says the study underscores what people can do themselves to improve their health.
BURNETT: This is a small study, about 75 total men over an eight week interval of a low calorie diet with a weight loss of 25 pounds or so, so pretty dramatic. These sort of findings were made, the findings of improved sexual function, improved sexual libido, improved testosterone levels. What I think it does emphasize is that all of us are looking for a magic pill, go to the doctor he’s going to prescribe this or do that. You know what, we all need to just take some responsibility and recognize that maybe some basic interventions that we have full control of may have such dramatic effects on our bodies. :31
Weight loss may not be on the radar when it comes to problems with erectile dysfunction or libido, but for many men it should be, Burnett says. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.