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Vitamin D deficiency is independently associated with greater prevalence of erectile dysfunction: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2004.

Authors
  • Farag, Youssef M K1
  • Guallar, Eliseo2
  • Zhao, Di2
  • Kalyani, Rita R3
  • Blaha, Michael J4
  • Feldman, David I5
  • Martin, Seth S6
  • Lutsey, Pamela L7
  • Billups, Kevin L8
  • Michos, Erin D9
  • 1 Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA.
  • 2 Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.
  • 3 Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA.
  • 4 Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA.
  • 5 Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA.
  • 6 Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA; Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA.
  • 7 Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, USA.
  • 8 Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA.
  • 9 Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA; Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Atherosclerosis
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2016
Volume
252
Pages
61–67
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2016.07.921
PMID: 27505344
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

In this cross-sectional analysis of a representative sample of U.S. men, vitamin D deficiency was associated with an increased prevalence of ED independent of ASCVD risk factors. Additional research is needed to evaluate whether treating vitamin D deficiency improves erectile function.

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