New Delhi: Indulging in sex at least twice a week could be good for your heart, as it reduces the level of a harmful chemical in the blood. which triggers life-threatening cardiac problems.
But only if you are a man!
How is frequent sex important for your health
According to the latest study. Having sex several times a week can lead to better circulation and healthier blood vessels in men. Researchers claim that better circulation leads to prevention of a build-up of the chemical homocysteine. Which triggers life-threatening cardiac problems.
The study further states that it does not, however, benefit women as much as it does to men.
In women, sexual arousal is less dependent on having a healthy blood flow. Which is a key factor in keeping homocysteine under control.
The researchers from the National Defence Medical Centre in Taiwan studied more than 2,000 men and women, aged from 20 to 59.
The results showed. The lowest traces of the chemical were found in men, who indulged in sex at least twice a week, whereas ‘alarming’ readings were found in those who claimed to restrict themselves to sex to less than once a month.
The team noted that increased sexual frequency could have a protective effect on general health and quality of life – especially in men. Hence, the doctors should support patients’ sexual activity.
Apart from regular sex. Checking blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as keeping active and not smoking, remain the best ways to ensure a healthy future.