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Metabolic Syndrome and Sexual Function in Postmenopausal Women

  Limited literature suggests that sexual dysfunction in women covaries with the metabolic syndrome. This study examined the association of sexual function with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease in healthy older women. Methods There were 376 postmenopausal, community-dwelling women from the Rancho Bernardo Study (mean baseline age = 73 years) that completed a clinic visit during […]

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Regular Intercourse Protects Against Erectile Dysfunction: Tampere Aging Male Urologic Study

Regular intercourse–at least once a week–plays an important role in preserving erectile function among men over 55 years of age, according to this study. Furthermore, the authors found a dose-response relationship between coital frequency and erectile function.AbstractBackgroundErectile dysfunction is common among men aged more than 60 years. Its cause involves both physiologic and psychosocial factors. […]

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Sexual Dysfunction and Coronary Artery Disease: What Applies to the Gander May Apply to the Goose

In this issue, McCall-Hosenfeld et al report that reduced sexual satisfaction in women is associated with prevalent peripheral vascular disease but not prevalent or incident coronary artery disease. Since a major study in 2005 demonstrated that erectile dysfunction in men is associated both with prevalent peripheral vascular disease and incident coronary artery disease, the findings […]

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Sexual Satisfaction and Cardiovascular Disease: The Women’s Health Initiative

Although sexual dysfunction is predictive of cardiovascular disease in some men, researchers have found that sexual dissatisfaction was not related to cardiovascular disease in women. Sexual dysfunction in women was found to be modestly associated with an increased prevalence of perepheral arterial disease. These findings might be due to physiological differences in sexual function between […]

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