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Research Paper | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016
Benefits from Fruit/Vegetable Consumption on Erectile Dysfunction among Diabetic Albanian Men
Kim M. DRASA Jr.  | Bruka L.
Abstract: Aim The aim of our study was to know the association between ED and the consumption of fruit/vegetables (F/V) among diabetic Albanian men. Materials and Methods In the survey, the daily consumption of F/V was estimated on the basis of a series of questions How often do you eat F/V per day The responses were Less than 3/ 3 to 5/more than 5 times (serving) per day. The association between F/V consumption and ED was examined using logistic regression. Results 475 diabetic men, average age of 60 years (range, 20-70).205 cases were identified with ED.89.1 % having type 2 diabetes, 7.3 % type 1 diabetes and 3.6 % were unclassifiable.82 % were overweight or obese.26.8 % (95 %CI) reported having ED. Higher proportions of patients with ED reported poor/fair health, long durations of diabetes, obesity, physical inactivity, formerly smokers, divorced and not consuming enough F/V (<2serving). An inverse association was found between ED and F/V consumption. The rate of ED decreased by 13 % with each increase of 1 serving consumption of F/V. Conclusion ED is common among diabetic Albanian men. The occurrence of ED among diabetic men is fairly common. ED is inversely associated significantly with the consumption of F/V in the diabetic populations. Our findings suggest that adopting a healthy diet, healthy lifestyle, reducing or controlling BMI and activities that help consume more F/V would reduce the risk of developing ED and would be beneficent for diabetic men with ED.
Keywords: diabetic, erectile dysfunction, fruit/vegetable, consumption
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,
Pages: 1037 - 1039
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