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Diabetes Screening Important for Men with ED

Sep 02, 2015

The scientists identified 4,519 men age 20 and older who reported having ED and had had their cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar measured. These men had not been previously diagnosed with heart disease risk factors, however.

After analyzing the data, the team discovered that men with ED were not significantly more likely to have high cholesterol or high blood pressure. But the results for diabetes were much different.

The rate of undiagnosed diabetes was 11.5% among the men with ED, compared to just 2.8% for the men without ED.

The difference was particularly striking for men between the ages of 40 and 59. Undiagnosed diabetes was found in 19.1% of the men with ED. For men without ED, the rate was 3.3%.


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