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Editor's Correspondence
Feb 13, 2012

Lifestyle for Erectile Dysfunction: A Good Choice

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Respiratory Sciences (Dr Esposito) and Department of Geriatrics and Metabolic Diseases (Dr Giugliano), Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy.

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(3):296-297. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.785

Gupta et al1 report the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis comprising 4 randomized controlled clinical trials of lifestyle modifications, measuring its effects on the IIEF-5 (International Index of Erectile Function [not “Dysfunction,” as repeatedly reported in the article]) score in 597 patients with erectile dysfunction at baseline. The authors found that, after a follow-up lasting 2 to 24 months, the lifestyle modifications were associated with an improvement of 2.4 points in the IIEF-5 score.

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