Overweight men are
more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than slimmer counterparts,
according to data presented at a meeting of the American Urological
34% of 1981 men
surveyed between the ages of 51 and 88 reported moderate to severe erectile
dysfunction. These men also were more likely to be older, have high blood
pressure and weigh more.
Men with a
waistline measuring 42 inches were nearly twice as likely to suffer erectile
dysfunction compared with men whose girth measured 32 inches. Even after
adjusting for age, smoking and hypertension, men with a larger waistline were
more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction, the study said. The data also
showed that men who were inactive were more likely to suffer from erectile
dysfunction than men who exercised at least 30 minutes per day.