Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Diabetes + E. D. = Heart Disease

So what does diabetes and E.D. (erectile dysfunction) have in common?

A lot according to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

E.D among diabetic males is a "strong marker" for early heart disease.

Such men had twice the coronary heart disease incidence as those without erectile dysfunction (19.7 versus 9.5 per 1,000 person-years)

That's pretty significant.

While erectile dysfunction signals cardiovascular problems in the general population as well, the risk is "especially relevant to the diabetic population where erectile dysfunction is common

Diabetics often have circulatory issues, and E.D. is part of the same system.

Among the 291 men in the study, 40.5% reported erectile dysfunction in the year before detection of heart disease.

Good information to know.
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