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

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

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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...