A Answers (1)
Marc Garnick, Oncology, answeredUsing data from the Harvard Health Professionals Follow-up Study, in which questionnaires were completed by more than 30,000 men, researchers examined the relationship between erectile dysfunction (ED) and exercise. They found that men who ran for an hour and a half or did three hours of rigorous outdoor work per week were 20% less likely to develop ED than those who didn't exercise at all. More physical activity conferred a greater benefit. Interestingly, regardless of the level of exercise, men who were overweight or obese had a greater risk of ED than men with an ideal body mass index, or BMI.