Mediterranean diet and erectile dysfunction: a current perspective.

Auteur(s) :
Di Francesco S., Tenaglia RL.
Date :
Juin, 2017
Source(s) :
Central European journal of urology. #70:2 p185-187
Adresse :
G. D'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Department of Medical and Oral Sciences and Biotechnologies, Chieti, Italy.

Sommaire de l'article

In this current perspective we analyzed the role of Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) in sexual function and particularly in erectile dysfunction (ED), according to the latest scientific evidence.

We conducted a systematic search of relevant full-length papers identified during the time period from 1 January 2010 to the present.

Published studies showed that adherence to a MedDiet contributes to preventing ED through an improved lipid and glucose metabolism, increased antioxidant defenses, and increased arginine levels which could raise nitric oxide activity.

Our findings suggest that the encouragement of a healthy lifestyle, such as MedDiet promotion, could be an attractive dietary approach to prevent ED and preserve sexual function.

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