Study: Weight Loss Could Boost Sex Life Of Obese, Diabetic Men

Here is one good reason why obese men need to lose weight or diabetic men find cure to their ailment.  A latest medical study has shown that weight loss greatly improve the sexual life of men suffering from obesity and type 2 diabetes.

According to reports, researchers from Australia placed 31 obese men with type 2 diabetes on either a meal replacement-based low-calorie diet or a low-fat, high-protein, reduced-carbohydrate diet meant to decrease calorie intake by 600 calories a day.   The experiment proved a success as the weight loss of five percent led to an easing erectile dysfunction and improved sexual desire within eight weeks, and these improvements continued for 12 months.

The Australian researchers also discovered that the study also help improved problems with urinary tract infections among their subjects.  “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,” Gary Wittert, of the University of Adelaide said.  The latest findings reportedly backed a previous research showing that lifestyle changes can have a positive effect on sexual function.

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and or increased health problems.  Body mass index (BMI), a measurement which compares weight and height, defines people as overweight (pre-obese) if their BMI is between 25 and 30 kg/m2, and obese when it is greater than 30 kg/m2.

Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.  Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food energy intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility, although a few cases are caused primarily by genes, endocrine disorders, medications or psychiatric illness.

This medical condition is also a leading preventable cause of death worldwide, with increasing prevalence in adults and children, and authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century.  Obesity is stigmatized in much of the modern world (particularly in the Western world), though it was widely perceived as a symbol of wealth and fertility at other times in history, and still is in some parts of the world.