Association between Erectile Dysfunction and Obesity

Association between Erectile Dysfunction and Obesity

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Author(s): Heitor Zancheta de Andrade, Caio Eduardo Gullo, Moacir Fernandes de Godoy, Thiago da Silveira Antoniassi, Luis Cesar Fava Spessoto, Fernando Nestor Facio Junior

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.1451 183 471 43-45 Volume 6 - Oct 2017


There are several risk factors associated with erectile dysfunction (ED) and so it is important to identify them to improve the therapeutic approach. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between obesity and ED. In this prospective cross-sectional observational study, the IIEF questionnaire was used to evaluate erectile function. The total sample of 38 subjects was divided into two groups; 23 obese individuals (BMI ≥30) with a mean BMI of 46.07, and 15 non-obese subjects (BMI <30) with a mean BMI of 25.9. Some degree of ED was evidenced in 52.17% of the obese and in 6.6% of the non-obese subjects. Statistical significance was found between the two groups using logistic regression. Thus, obesity is a risk factor for ED.


Erectile Dysfunction, Risk Factors, Obesity


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