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Statins Could Help Men with Erectile Dysfunction
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Statins, with or without sildenafil, could improve erectile function, Chinese researchers report.
Statins are typically prescribed to improve cholesterol levels. Sildenafil is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). While past research has found a connection between high cholesterol and ED, it was unclear what type of effect lowering cholesterol would have on a man's erections.
The research team reviewed six studies involving 462 men with ED. Three of the studies compared statins and a placebo; the remaining three compared statins plus sildenafil with a placebo plus sildenafil.
The researchers found that men who took statins with or without sildenafil had improvements in erections when compared to those who took a placebo with or without sildenafil.
The study was first published online last month in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please click here for more details.