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Cent European J Urol. 2011;64(3):140-3. doi: 10.5173/ceju.2011.03.art8. Epub 2011 Sep 6.

Is there a link between soft drinks and erectile dysfunction?

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Department of Tissue Engineering, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Bydgoszcz, Poland ; Department of Urology, Oncology Centre, prof. Franciszek Ɓukaszczyk Memorial Hospital, Bydgoszcz, Poland.


This review focuses on the potential role of soft drinks, particularly the sugar component, in the pathogenesis of erectile dysfunction (ED). We analyzed the hypothetical link between metabolic disorders, induced by sweetened soft drinks overconsumption, and ED. High caloric intake, high refined-carbohydrates, and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) content and less satiety are main factors responsible for metabolic disorders contributing to ED development. Regular diet mistakes among human males, such as soft drink consumption, may lead to slow and asymptomatic progression of ED, finally resulting in full claimed manifestation of ED.


erectile dysfunction; metabolic syndrome; obesity

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