Rapid Review Quiz: Erectile Dysfunction

Bradley Schwartz, DO


August 17, 2022

According to a recent meta-analysis of observational studies found in the Embase, PubMed, and Web of Science databases, pooled results showed that prediabetes was associated with a higher prevalence of ED compared with normoglycemia. This association was stronger in studies involving younger men (≤ 50 years). Subgroup analyses revealed that age was the only variable that significantly affected this association, including the diagnostic tool for ED, the definition of prediabetes, and controlling of variables outside of age. The researchers concluded that the association between prediabetes and ED may be independent of age and stronger in young men.

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