Is Eating Meat Causing You to Have Fewer Erections?

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Are the number of erections men have linked to what they eat and could meat cause them to have fewer? The Doctors welcome urologist Dr. Aaron Spitz to discuss his experiment on plant-based foods and male arousal.

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In the Netflix documentary "Game Changers," Dr. Spitz studied the effect food has on erections and he found consuming meat for dinner resulted in the average number of erections during the night in the 3 healthy men he studied. But when these men had a dinner of plant-based proteins, they had 3 to 5 times more erections while sleeping. He says the firmness of the participant's erections was also increased.

He acknowledges this was just an experiment and not a clinical trial, but feels the initial results were "remarkable."

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The practical benefits of a future study like this, according to Dr. Spitz, is this method (measuring erections while sleeping) is the best way to determine a man's erectile function and explains it removes the variable of how the conscious brain affects arousal. 

He notes erections are linked to blood flow in the body, and says as a man ages the flow decreases and can affect erections. He also notes what we eat can affect blood flow and he says further studies are in the works.

See more of Dr. Spitz's study in “The Game Changers” documentary, now streaming on Netflix.

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