Scientists Find Genetic Connection Between Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction
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Men with a genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes could be at higher risk for developing erectile dysfunction (ED), according to new research in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
The research team analyzed data from over 220,000 men in three European cohorts and identified 6,175 men with ED. Next, they conducted a genome-wide association study, and discovered the genetic link between diabetes and ED.
The connection "may mean that if people can reduce their risk of diabetes through healthier lifestyles, they may also avoid developing erectile dysfunction," said co-lead author Dr. Anna Murray in a press statement.
Learn more about the study here.
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The meeting will take place March 7 - 10, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The program will include a vast array of women's sexual health topics, following the theme "It Takes 2 To Tango." Complete meeting details are available here.
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