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Biochemicals in Berries and Red Wine prevent erectile dysfunction, Study suggests

A latest nutrition study suggests that biochemicals present in berries, citrus fruit and red wine could help men sustain healthy erections, NH Voice reports.

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Researchers from Harvard University's TH Chan School of Public Health and the University of East Anglia in England led the study that reported that the intake of a flavonoid-rich diet could be beneficial for erectile function.

On January 13, researchers reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that foods rich in these flavonoids are linked to reduced risk of erectile dysfunction.

The research discovered that three specific flavonoids, including anthocyanins, flavanones and flavones, are beneficial in preventing erectile dysfunction.

Anthocyanins are usually present in fruits such as cherries, blackberries, blueberries, radishes and red wine, whereas flavanones and flavones are present in citrus fruits.

Lead researcher Aedin Cassidy, a professor of nutrition at the University of East Anglia, said that men who ate foods rich in flavonoids had 10% less chances of suffering from erectile dysfunction.

"Men who regularly consumed foods high in these flavonoids were 10 percent less likely to suffer erectile dysfunction," lead researcher Aedin Cassidy, a professor of nutrition at the University of East Anglia, said in a university media release, according to Health.

"In terms of quantities, we're talking just a few portions a week."

The study has discovered a link between consumption of flavonoid and erectile function. However, the study does not establish a cause-and-effect relation.


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