Main Category: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation
Also Included In: Heart Disease
Article Date: 30 Jan 2013 – 10:00 PST
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is linked to heart disease and early death in men both with and without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
The finding came from a new study conducted by researchers from the Australian National University, led by Emily Banks, and was published in PLOS Medicine.
Prior research has demonstrated that erectile dysfunction is associated with heart disease risk. In fact, a study from August of last year demonstrated that erectile dysfunction is a risk factor in men aged 55 or younger for eventual heart disease.
However, this is the first study to indicate that the severity of ED correlates with the elevated chance of CVD hospitalization and all-cause mortality.
”The risks of future heart disease and premature death increased steadily with severity of erectile dysfunction,” Emily Banks explained.
The team of investigators gathered and examined date from the Australian prospective cohort 45 and Up Study. The research consisted of 95,038 males aged 45 or older.
After controlling for variables that could have an impact on the results, the experts analyzed the link between severity of self-reported ED and CVD hospitalization and mortality.
Over 65,000 men without known heart disease at the start of the study and over 29,000
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