In a nutshell
This study aimed to see if low vitamin D levels were related to erectile dysfunction (ED). The study found that low vitamin D was associated with higher levels of ED in men.
Erectile dysfunction is a common sexual problem among men of adult age. It often caused by damaged blood vessels in the penis. Low vitamin D levels are associated with damaged blood vessels. It is necessary to study if low vitamin D levels may cause ED.
Methods & findings
3390 men aged 20 and older without cardiovascular disease (heart and blood vessel damage) were studied. The men had vitamin D levels measured and were asked if they had erectile dysfunction.
30% of men had low Vitamin D levels. 15.2% of men had erectile dysfunction. Vitamin D levels were lower in men with erectile dysfunction. This included when other factors were considered such as lifestyle and medication use.
The bottom line
The study concluded that low vitamin D levels were associated with erectile dysfunction
The fine print
Erectile dysfunction was self-reported which may have affected the accuracy of the study. More research on how low vitamin D causes ED could be useful.
Talk to your doctor about your Vitamin D levels if you have erectile dysfunction.
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Jul 29, 2016
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