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Video: Regular Sex Life Speaks Of Good Chances Of Surviving A Heart Attack
Regular sex life speaks of good chances of surviving a heart attack
People who have had a heart attack but are still sexually active are more likely to live longer than those who do not have sex. The study, which was conducted by scientists at Tel Aviv University, is published in the American Journal of Medicine.
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People who have had a heart attack but are still sexually active are more likely to live longer than those who do not have sex. The study, which was conducted by scientists at Tel Aviv University, is published in the Amer ican Journal of Medicine.
For 22 years, scientists have observed 1120 patients of both sexes, who at the time of the first heart attack were up to 65 years old. During the study period, 524 people died.
Compared to people who reported not having sex at all in the year leading up to a heart attack, those who had sex more than once a week were 27% less likely to die during the study period. Those who had sex once a week were 12% less likely to die, and those who had sex less often were 8% less likely to die.
The relationship between sex and survival was even stronger in patients with previous heart attacks, although in this case there was less difference between patients in terms of frequency of intercourse. Compared to those patients who did not have sex, those who had sex less than once a week during the observation period were 28% less likely to die. Those who had sex weekly - 37% less, and those who had sex more than once a week - 33% lower.
According to experts, this is not surprising, as more sexually active people were generally younger and healthier. People who had sex more than once a week during the year leading up to a heart attack were on average 49 years old at the start of the study, and the average age of those who had not had sex at all during the year was 58. Sexually inactive people were also more likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and multiple chronic health problems in the year leading up to a heart attack. In addition, only less than half of sexually inactive people lived with a regular partner in the year leading up to a heart attack, compared with 94% of people who had sex more than once a week. In the year before a heart attack, 67% of people who did not have sex also did not play sports at all,compared to 45% of people who had sex more than once a week.
When the researchers considered age, lifestyle, other medical conditions, and socioeconomic factors, the relationship between sexual activity and survival after heart attack became less clear. The authors, however, believe that frequent sex leads to biological changes that help people live longer. Regular sex has been linked to increased levels of the hormone testosterone in both men and women. Low testosterone levels are associated with both an increased risk of heart disease and low sexual desire, so people who have more sex may have a lower risk of heart disease. It is also possible that sexual activity is a sign of relatively better health, not the cause. Research does not prove that sex can help you live longer after a heart attack.