Cholesterol and Impotence

A recent study found that men with high cholesterol are twice as likely to be impotent as men whose cholesterol levels are normal or low.

Researchers recorded cholesterol levels of 3,250 healthy men between the ages of 25 and 83.  Men with total cholesterol higher than 240 milligrams/dl were twice as likely to have trouble achieving or maintaining an erection than men who cholesterol levels were below 180 milligrams/dl.

Men who had low levels of HDL were also twice as likely to suffer from impotence.  The same high-fat diet that narrows arteries and blocks blood flow to your heart also narrows the arteries that carry blood to your penis.  Blood has to be able to get to your penis in order for you to have an erection.  Take control now and you’ll find yourself improving in this area of your life as well.

Cholesterol Information
What is Cholesterol?
Diagnosing High Cholesterol
Causes of High Cholesterol
Cholesterol Medication
Statins
Bile Acid Sequestrants
Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitors
Fibrates
Reducing Cholesterol With Your Diet
Foods That Reduce Cholesterol
Saturated Fat in Oils
Changing Your Diet to Reduce Cholesterol
Cholesterol and Impotence
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