Less salt, better sex: the message for men

TALKING about food and sex may capture male patients' attention and motivate them to take responsibility for their health, experts say.

Researchers at the George Institute for International Health in Sydney are urging GPs to tell men that high-salt diets can seriously damage their sex lives.

Institute senior director Professor Bruce Neal said while a direct link between salt and erectile dysfunction was not yet proven - and may never be, due to the difficulties of staging such a trial - the adverse affects of high blood pressure on men's sex lives were