Mediterranean diet and erectile dysfunction: a current perspective.
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.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
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.