Red wine and berries can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction

Flavonoid-rich foods can help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction.

Red wine and berries can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction

Crack open a bottle of red boys – as scientists have found that flavonoids found in red wine, berries and cherries can reduce the occurrence of erectile dysfunction (ED) by as much as 21 per cent.

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of East Anglia and Harvard University. It included more than 50,000 middle-aged men, of whom one-third suffered from new onset erectile dysfunction.

The research found that men who regularly consumed flavonoid-rich foods were 10 per cent less likely to suffer from ED. It also found that combining exercise with a flavonoid-rich diet could reduce the risk of ED by up to 21 per cent.

Citrus fruits, blueberries, cherries, blackberries, radishes, apples, pears and blackcurrants are all high in flavonoids, and have for years been known to help those who suffer from diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Including foods such as these in your daily diet is equivalent to walking briskly for five hours per week.

“Men with erectile dysfunction are likely to be highly motivated to make healthier lifestyle choices, such as exercising more and eating the right foods – which would greatly benefit their long-term cardiovascular health as well,” said Dr Eric Rimm, senior author of the study and professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Erectile dysfunction affects almost one in two middle-aged and older men.

Professor Aedin Cassidy from The University of East Anglia said that men who consume flavonoid-rich foods would “see a marked improvement in reducing erectile dysfunction”.

Of the six main types of commonly consumed flavonoids, three in particular (anthocyanins, flavanones and flavones) were found to be most beneficial.

“Flavonoids are present in many plant-based foods and drinks including fruits, vegetables, tea, herbs and wine,” she said.

So, if you suffer from erectile dysfunction, now may be a great time to open a nice bottle of red.

Read more at The Universtity of East Anglia

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    cookie47
    15th Jan 2016
    11:03am
    Erectile disfunction,Bionic penis, well well,i thought I had gone to the wrong site.

    15th Jan 2016
    11:17am
    Drink a whole bottle of this stuff and you will have all sorts of disfunctions

    15th Jan 2016
    11:23am
    Crack a "woodie" with a Woodley's Coonawarra.
    Chris B T
    15th Jan 2016
    11:30am
    Red vine supplier sponsored study.
    Without testing the study on real couples a bit limp.
    Chris B T
    15th Jan 2016
    11:36am
    PS
    A SELFIE Doesn't Count. :-)
    Anonymous
    15th Jan 2016
    3:07pm
    It did with Peter the "plonker" politician!
    particolor
    15th Jan 2016
    7:58pm
    Confuseus say... Having a Red after Sex is no substitute for a Ciggy !! :-)
    Polly Esther
    16th Jan 2016
    1:51pm
    Confucius say...
    Woman who flies plane upside down, she have crack up. :-)
    Adrianus
    16th Jan 2016
    2:00pm
    He also said....
    Man on ED going through airport turnstyles is going to Bangkok.
    Adrianus
    15th Jan 2016
    12:30pm
    That it explains a few things. I have been really into the cherries and red wine lately.
    particolor
    16th Jan 2016
    3:30pm
    Indu Grippa der Grappa !! :-)
    Supernan
    15th Jan 2016
    12:50pm
    You listed some wonderful healthy foods & do you say drink more tea or eat more fruit ? ?
    You just say drink more wine ! Dont think most people need any encouragement to drink more alcohol !

    Alcohol, especially in excess, can also damage liver, brain cells, impair judgement & in depressive or amgry people, make it hard for them to control their anger or depression. Also most wines contain 1 or 2 preservatives which can cause asthma, skin rashes, kydney damage, etc & certainly do not improve anyone's health.

    Not against anyone having a glass or 2 of their favourite tipple, we all have to make our own choices. But think it should not be promoted as healthy. Who knows who financed this study ! The liquor Industry ? They are trying to counteract all the current medical advice that alcohol related diseases are a major health issue.
    Anonymous
    15th Jan 2016
    4:13pm
    You won me Supernan I'll have a couple of stubbies instead plenty of plant food in them.
    Anonymous
    15th Jan 2016
    4:13pm
    One in every crowd.
    particolor
    15th Jan 2016
    8:02pm
    After having 2 Reds and then reading all those complaints up there that it can cause, I feel quiet Ill ! :-( :-(

    15th Jan 2016
    6:09pm
    I wish you wouldn't abbreviate this condition as "ED".
    particolor
    15th Jan 2016
    7:33pm
    If I drank Red Wine Id have to move to Cologne !!
    Adrianus
    15th Jan 2016
    7:45pm
    Why? Do you speak French?
    Anonymous
    15th Jan 2016
    7:48pm
    Frank, Cologne is in Germany, dummkopf.
    particolor
    15th Jan 2016
    7:52pm
    Yeah ! Egghead !! :-)
    Adrianus
    15th Jan 2016
    8:05pm
    LOL well don't you have any eau sauvage?!
    particolor
    15th Jan 2016
    8:07pm
    Wee !!
    Adrianus
    16th Jan 2016
    8:58am
    I get the Cologne joke now. Sorry parti I'm a little slow to catch on sometimes. I put 2+2 together when I read about the Bavarian mayor sending a bus load of his new residents to Merkel's office.
    Their big issue is gender imbalance which helps to save me from switching the topic of discussion here.
    You see, apparently in places where there are more women than men, there is also less crime. Another reason for men to want to be surrounded by women.
    Of the 800,000 refugees to enter Germany, 57% were men 17 and older.

    Only 17% were women and the rest children.

    Of those children the majority were boys.

    What happened to all the women in Syria?

    Unfortunately, I would imagine many women will now leave Cologne, because they are now being asked to dress differently, behave differently.
    Cologne is another "canary in the mine." We have had many canaries dropping off the perch, but nobody seems to want to know why?
    We need a Julius Sumner Miller to ask the question.

    parti you should rethink your move to Cologne. Cologne is no longer in the control of Germany. They will be speaking French soon.
    particolor
    16th Jan 2016
    3:27pm
    More Like Arabic Frank !! :-( They are NOT Refugees as will soon become Very Obvious to the Sight Impaired ! they are on a Mission !
    Invasion by Stealth !! Look at Sweden now ?? They cant go shopping in Safety ?? :-( :-(
    niemakawa
    15th Jan 2016
    7:53pm
    A hard earned thirst.
    Adrianus
    15th Jan 2016
    8:10pm
    Has anyone ever taken any of these ED medications? I have heard of a few people dying from heart attacks. Do you think its as a result of the medication?
    Hang on. I've just noticed the banana above.
    particolor
    15th Jan 2016
    8:16pm
    More likely to be 3 Bottles of Red Wine frank !!
    Hawkeye
    16th Jan 2016
    12:53am
    If my memory serves me correctly, I celebrated with a glass of red when I lost my cherry
    Strummer
    16th Jan 2016
    9:14am
    Undeniable proof that God loves us.
    particolor
    16th Jan 2016
    3:35pm
    Everyone on here seems to be having a Hard time ? And live in fear of ED !! :-)

    16th Jan 2016
    9:21pm
    Mmmm "do you wear a bra" "erectile dissfunction"....Leon where are you heading with these subjects ole boy ;) await with interest for the next subject!


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