Weight-loss surgery could benefit sex life, study says
[UPI, 2/20/19] Apart from the health benefits that weight-loss surgery can bring, a new study shows it could boost a patient’s sex life.
Even better, that boost may often be a lasting one.
After tracking the impact that weight-loss surgery had on the sex life of about 2,000 patients, investigators found that roughly half reported notable improvements in their overall sexual experience as much as five years after surgery.
“We evaluated four aspects of sexual functioning in this study, including frequency of desire, frequency of activity, degree to which physical health limits sexual activity, and satisfaction with sexual life,” explained study author Kristine Steffen.
After comparing pre-surgery reports with post-surgery experiences, she and her colleagues concluded that an “improvement in sexual satisfaction generally persists over five years following surgery in both women and men.”
Steffen is a professor in the department of pharmaceutical sciences in the school of pharmacy at North Dakota State University, in Fargo.
The study participants had an average age of 47, and the majority of them were women. All had their first weight-loss procedure — in most cases a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass — at one of 10 different hospitals across the United States at some point between 2005 and 2009………
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