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Obese men can regain sexual function by losing weight and exercising

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7455.1517 (Published 24 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1517
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Losing weight and exercising more can improve sexual function in about a third of obese men with erectile dysfunction, new research says.

    Researchers led by Dr Katherine Esposito of the Center for Obesity Management at the Department of Geriatrics and Metabolic Diseases at the Second University of Naples, Italy, looked at the impact of lifestyle changes on 110 obese men with erectile dysfunction (JAMA 2004;291:2978-84).

    Men randomly assigned to the intervention group (n=55) received detailed advice on how to achieve a loss of 10% or more …

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