If you are overweight, are you more likely to struggle with erectile dysfunction?
If you are overweight or obese, you are significantly more likely to suffer from ED. And probably also a low libido.
A research study that was published in Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, analyzed this topic.
The study reviewed past studies including 42,489 men, and shed further light on excess body weight and ED.
Btw, this is not news. We already knew that exercise and being in shape are essential for good erectile functioning, and that excess body fat is not helping you function well sexually. So this is yet another data point confirming these findings.
I have previously written about belly fat and erectile dysfunction here.
The study found that overweight men had a 31% chance of suffering from ED, and that obese men had a 60% chance.
Why is excess body fat causing erectile dysfunction?
There are several reasons, but one key reason is that excess body fat typically directly causes your bloodflow to suffer.
First of all, if you have too much fat, sugar and waste product in your blood, your blood will be thicker and therefore flow slower through your veins.
Secondly, if you are overweight, you are also more likely to have plaque buildup inside your veins (cholesterol and other substances). This results in your blood vessels not being able to transport as much blood as they otherwise would have.
The second key reason is that with excess body fat, you will typically also have more aromatase activity. This means that more of your testosterone will be converted to estrogen, and as a result, your testosterone levels will be lower than they should be.
A healthy testosterone level is essential for functioning well sexually.
What is the takeaway?
If you want to function optimally sexually (and have optimal health), you would be smart to shed excess body fat.
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