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Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2009 Apr;15(4):360-3.

[Relationship between erectile dysfunction and metabolic syndrome].

[Article in Chinese]

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  • 1Department of Urology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Institute of Andrology, Shanghai 200001, China. oliveryang100100@sina.com

Abstract

Erectile dysfunction (ED) and metabolic syndrome (MS) are both closely related to coronary artery disease. Researchers have already made some progress in searching for the direct link between these two diseases. The incidence of ED in patients with MS is apparently higher than in those without it, and MS-associated hypogonadism also promotes the development of ED. Diet and exercise therapies aiming at MS can reverse the progress of ED. Further studies also show that endothelial cell injury and increased level of plasma inflammatory markers may imply the mechanism underlying the close relationship between MS and ED.

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