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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Statins are associated with erectile dysfunction

This study was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine 2010 Apr;7(4 Pt 1):1547-56

Study title and authors:
The effect of statin therapy on testosterone levels in subjects consulting for erectile dysfunction.
Corona G, Boddi V, Balercia G, Rastrelli G, De Vita G, Sforza A, Forti G, Mannucci E, Maggi M.
Andrology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Florence Italy.

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The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between statin therapy and erectile dysfunction. The study included 3,484 patients with erectile dysfunction, average age 51.6 years.

The study found:
(a) Both total and calculated free testosterone levels were significantly lower in subjects taking statins.
(b) Statin use was associated with a reduced testis volume.
(c) Statin use was associated with a higher prevalence of hypogonadism-related symptoms. (Hypogonadism is where the sex glands produce little or no hormones).

The data from the study reveals that statins are associated with erectile dysfunction.