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Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging by Ronald Ross Watson

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Chapter 25

North American Natural Health Products and Sexual Function in Aging Adults

Ruben Maya-Luevano, Jake Alexander Clor and Maria Pontes Ferreira,    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, United States

Abstract

In this chapter, we review and discuss the literature on the use of natural health products for promoting sexual function and healthy aging. Our research has been predominantly drawn from peer-reviewed journal articles, books, online databases, and e-books. We begin by illustrating the growing proportion of elderly people throughout the world, examples of sexual dysfunction in aging adults, and aging adults’ use of natural health products. We then expand on the purported uses of two organisms from each of the five kingdoms of life. ...

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