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Africa & World
Nov 26 2012 3:10PM
 
‘Vegetarians have a better sex life’: research claims
A Chinese farmer (R) buys tofu from a family factory, Picture: Getty Images
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A new research conducted by Michael Wasserman at the UC Berkeley’s Department of Environmental Science suggests that vegetarians have a better sex life than people who eat meat.

“People who consume tofu and other plant-based foods might enjoy a better sex life than meat-eaters,” Sciencelive website reported.

The research also showed that certain products found in tofu foods were good at influencing hormone levels and help vegetarian people perform better in bed.

Tofu is a food made by coagulating soy juice and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in many East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines.

There are also many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way, according to Wikipedia.org.

Using Ugandan monkeys the research concentrated on aggression measured by recurrent fights with the time they spent reproducing.

“The more male red colobus monkeys ate on the leaves of Millettia dura the higher their levels of estradiol, the 'sex hormone' and cortisol the 'stress hormone. With the altered hormone levels the monkeys spent more time having sex, and less time grooming,” reported Sciencelive.

“By altering hormone levels and social behaviors important to reproduction and health, plants may have played a large role in the evolution of primate, including human, biology in ways that have been underappreciated,” Wasserman told Sciencelive.

However, the site also reported that a distinct study that was conducted by Bellarmine University in Louisville found that most men are of the belief that eating meat makes them more manly.

“Meat eating was linked with 'manhood, power, and virility,” Professor Hank Rothgerber was quoted by Sciencelive.

“When it comes to making love, carnivores can be as sluggish as the blood trying to squeeze through their clogged arteries but vegans have the stamina to keep the party going all night long,” PETA UK associate director Mimi Bekhechi told Sciencelive.

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