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Healthy diet lowers erectile dysfunction risk by 20%, study finds

Healthy diet lowers erectile dysfunction risk by 20%, study finds

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A healthy diet reduces men's risk for erectile dysfunction by more than 20%, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. Men with scores on the Mediterranean Diet scale and the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 in the highest percentiles were 22% less likely to develop erectile dysfunction, or ED, than those with lower scores, the data showed. Advertisement The benefits of healthy diet were also seen in older men, with higher Mediterranean Diet scores associated with an 18% reduction in the risk for ED in men aged 60 years and older and a 7% reduction in ED risk in men aged 70 years and older. Men with healthier diets are less likely to have diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure -- three health conditions linked with ED, according to the resea...

Science Says: Diet plays big role in how huge whales can get

A new study finds diet plays a big role in how large whales can getBy MALCOLM RITTER AP Science WriterDecember 14, 2019, 2:09 PM4 min readNEW YORK -- Whales are big, but why aren't they bigger? A new study says it's basically about how many calories they can take in. That's the conclusion of researchers who used small boats to chase down 300 whales of various species around the world. They reached out with a long pole to attach sensors to the creatures with suction cups, allowing them to record what the animals were doing on their dives for food. The results suggest body size is controlled by how whales capture prey and how much food is available, researchers reported Thursday in the journal Science. The study included 90 blue whales, the biggest animal ever to live. Size estima...