Healthy lifestyle is the key to good and satisfying sex life, say researchers.
According to new research, which shows sex, drugs and rock and roll is an oxymoron, though men will start experiencing erectile dysfunction as they get older, following a healthy lifestyle can lower the risk, the Daily telegraph reported.
Researchers have revealed that the likelihood of erectile dysfunction increases by 11.3 per cent every year once men hit the age of 45, but smoking, heavy drinking, sedentary lifestyle and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and depression dramatically increase the risk.
Associate Professor David Smith from Cancer Council NSW said that currently heavy smokers are 86 per cent more likely to have erectile problems than other men and being obese doubles the risk.
The researchers used data on 101,674 men with no previous diagnosis of prostate cancer from the '45 and Up Study'.
They found 39.3 per cent reported no dysfunction, while 25 per cent had mild issues, 19 per cent had moderate issues and 17 per cent had complete dysfunction.
The research was published in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia.