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Study Finds Potential New Clues for Assessing Sexual Health

Study Finds Potential New Clues for Assessing Sexual Health Researchers have identified “a potential new biomarker” that could tell healthcare providers more about a patient’s sexual health.

New research in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that a person’s S-Klotho plasma levels might give information about sexual desire or sexual function. Lean body mass (a body weight measure that does not include fat) could play a role as well.

The findings are based on a study of 74 healthy adults between the ages of 45 and 65 living in Spain. All of the participants were sedentary, meaning they got less than 20 minutes of physical activity less than three days a week.

Sedentary lifestyles, along with aging, can have a profound effect on sexual health. Regular physical activity can boost sexual health by improving blood circulation and reducing one’s risk for other conditions linked to sexual dysfunction, like diabetes, heart disease, anxiety, and depression.

Scientists have found that higher S-Klotho plasma levels are linked to lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Physical fitness has been linked to good S-Klotho plasma levels as well.

But how does S-Klotho plasma fit in with sexuality? Researchers sought to find out.

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