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Latest News from the ISSM - September 27, 2013 Member Login
Why Men Fake It: New Book by ISSM Member Abraham Morgentaler, MD

Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, ISSM member and Director of Men's Health Boston, recently published his latest book: Why Men Fake It: The (Totally Unexpected) Truth About Men and Sex. 

In Why Men Fake It Dr. Morgentaler discusses a wide range of sexual issues facing men and offers the perspectives of patients, providing further insight into male sexuality.

Library Journal commented, "Morgentaler’s experienced perspective comes across in his writing and will appeal to a wide audience. Eye-opening and never dull, this is a book both male and female readers interested in medicine, sexuality, gender issues, and relationships will enjoy."

Published by Henry Holt and Company, the book is available online and in retail stores.

Study: Men with ED, Other Issues, at Higher Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Spanish researchers report that erectile dysfunction (ED), obesity, peripheral vascular disease and alcohol put men with low testosterone at higher risk of metabolic syndrome.

Their study focused on 1,094 men aged 45 and over who had testosterone levels below 8 nmol/L.

Almost 70% of the men had metabolic syndrome. Prevalence was higher in men with moderate or severe ED, peripheral vascular disease, and obesity. Alcohol increased the risk as well, but not as much as the other factors.

Ninety-eight percent of the men had erectile dysfunction. Metabolic syndrome appeared to influence the severity of ED.  Seventy-four percent of the men with moderate ED had metabolic syndrome, compared to 84% of the men with severe ED.

“These findings highlight the opportunity to go beyond sexual health in assessing the cardiovascular health of patients consulting for sexual dysfunction,” the authors wrote.

The study was published online in July in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.  Please click here for more details.

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