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Erectile dysfunction more likely in non-exercisers

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Men of all ages can be affected by erectile dysfunction, but this problem is more likely to occur as men ag.

Men of all ages can be affected by erectile dysfunction, but this problem is more likely to occur as men age. Researchers at theHarvard School of Public Health in Boston decided to take a closer look at the correlation between lifestyle choices and sexual functioning in men aged 53 to 90.Using a questionnaire that asked men about their sexual function, physical activity level, body weight, smoking status, and overall health, the researchers found that about one-third of the men had an incidence of erectile dysfunction in the recent past. The problem was found to be most common in obese participants and least likely to occur in those who exercised consistently. Those who reported a smoking habit also showed a higher incidence of dysfunction. The researchers published their results and conclusions in the August 5, 2003 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine: men should stay active and lean to maintain good erectile function.

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