In an interview with the local press, prominent NYC cardiologist Robert Ostfeld states that his patients are telling him that transitioning to a plant-based diet has improved their sex lives. The Harvard-trained doctor, who runs the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Hospital, says “Erectile disfunction may result from a clogged artery to the penis.” Only animal products contain artery-clogging cholesterol.
Dr. Ostfeld says that five of the 250 patients in his practice who have adopted a plant-based diet have volunteered that they’ve experienced “significant improvements to erectile dysfunction.” He suspects that the number is higher.
Dr. Robert Ostfeld (photo: The NY Blue Print)
When patients argue that a plant-based diet seems “extreme,” Dr. Ostfield says that the effects of eating cholesterol-laden animal protein are far more extreme: “I think it’s extreme when someone saws my chest open, takes a vein from my leg and stitches it into my heart.”
In the article, Dr. Ostfeld describes many other benefits of a plant-based diet, but its impact on sex is what likely led the media outlet to publish the story.