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Diabetes Mellitus in Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Br Med J 1968; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5629.492 (Published 23 November 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:492
  1. J. B. Bourke,
  2. J. P. Griffin

    Abstract

    Of 51 patients submitted to operation for benign prostatic hyperplasia three (5.9%) were knwon, diabetics and two others had undergone surgery for peptic ulcer. Of the remaining patients half (23 out of 46) were found to be diabetic; 40% (20 patients) had a history of previous cardiac infarction or electrocardiograph evidence of myocardial ischaemia.

    It is suggested that these findings add further support to the hypothesis that benign prostatic hyperplasia is one manifestation of a relative increase of oestrogen secretion with advancing age.