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Losing weight can help sex lives of obese diabetic men

A new study by scientists in Australia has found that a small weight loss of around five per cent can help reduce the effects of erectile dysfunction and also improve sexual desire within a couple of months.
The research, which was published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, also showed that obese men that have type 2 diabetes can improve erectile function and sexual desire, as well as lowering the chances of developing urinary tract symptoms by losing weight.
The study involved 31 obese men with type 2 diabetes who were either provided with a low-calorie diet or a low-fat, high-protein, reduced-carbohydrate diet. The weight of each patient was monitored over an eight-week period, with overweight men losing five per cent in weight and experiencing an improvement in their sexual and urinary problems within eight weeks.
Researcher Gary Wittert commented “Our findings are consistent with the evidence that not only erectile function, but also lower urinary tract symptoms are a marker of cardio-metabolic risk.”
He added “The evidence that improvement can be achieved by modest weight loss, in particular when a diet is of high nutritional quality, is of public health significance in framing public health messages that resonate with men.”

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