One for the boys

| Post published on February 2, 2010
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Impotence may be an early warning of heart disease according new research in the journal Circulation. Among 1,549 adult male research participants, those with erectile dysfunction were 60 per cent more likely to have a heart attack, stroke, heart-related hospitalisation or death.

Böhm et al., 2010. Erectile dysfunction predicts cardiovascular events in high-risk patients receiving telmisartan, ramipril, or both. Circulation. 121 (12) 1439-1446.

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About the author
Dr. Justine Butler
I joined Viva! as a health campaigner in 2005 after graduating from Bristol University with a PhD in molecular biology. My scientific training helped me research and write numerous reports, guides and fact sheets for Viva! including Meat the Truth, Fish-Free for Life, One in Nine (breast cancer and diet) and the substantial report on the detrimental health effects of consuming dairy; White Lies. This accompanied Viva!’s report The Dark Side of Dairy which spelt out the inherent cruelty of dairy farming. We were the first UK group to take on the dairy industry in this way, and many of our supporters go vegan after reading these reports.

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