Thursday, May 29, 2008

Erectile Dysfunction Found To Warn Of Heart Attack, Stroke

New York (ChattahBox) - A new study has revealed that erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes acts as a warning sign for heart disease and major heart problems, such as a heart attack or stroke.

Nearly 2,500 men took part in the Chinese study, with 25% of them having erectile dysfunction, and none having any sign of heart problems as of yet.

Men who have diabetes and suffer from erectile dysfunction are twice as likely to have heart problems compared to men diabetes who do not have erectile dysfunction.

Over the next four years of the study, 123 of the men suffered from a cardiac event such as a heart attack, heart bypass, clogged arteries, etc. Their risk was much higher and more prevalent in men with diabetes who had erectile dysfunction.

The leader of the study, Dr. Peter Chun-Yip Tong from the Chinese University of Hong Kong stated people need to view erectile dysfunction as a warning for men with diabetes.

The study has been published in the Jorunal of the American College of Cardiology.