Being overweight is a risk factor for erectile dysfunction. High cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure – all associated with carrying too much weight – can cause ED. 

Losing weight can reduce your chances of developing erectile dysfunction.

According to one study, a man with a 42-inch waist is 50% more likely to suffer from ED than a man with a 32-inch waist¹, but eating better and exercising more can help.  

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Authored Jan 10, 2022 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jan 10, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm