Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: In considering the results of
the study by Dr Esposito and colleagues1 on
the effect of weight reduction on erectile dysfunction in obese men, it is
interesting to look at some of the older literature that addressed thiazide-induced
erectile dysfunction and found improvement with weight loss among individuals
who were obese.2,3 That finding
becomes better explained given the improvement in endothelial function with
weight loss found in the present study.
Bursztyn M. Erectile Dysfunction in Obese Men. JAMA. 2004;292(20):2466-2467. doi:10.1001/jama.292.20.2466-b