Fatty diets leading to erectile problems in younger men

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 18, 2019
By: Fang Chih-hsien and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Erectile dysfunction linked to higher obesity rates is increasingly prevalent among men in

E-Da Dacheng Hospital urologist Wang Chii-jye speaks at an event at the hospital in Kaohsiung on Wednesday.  Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

their 20s and 30s in Taiwan, E-Da Dacheng Hospital urologist Wang Chii-jye (王起杰) has warned.

Excessive consumption of fatty and calorific foods by men in that age group has resulted in higher obesity rates, which is correlated to erectile dysfunction, the Kaohsiung-based physician said on Thursday.

His department has treated patients as young as 17 for the problem, which is usually associated with older men, he said.

An overweight high-school student sought treatment after finding himself unable to perform, despite his and his girlfriend’s “best efforts,” Wang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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