Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction: The Impact of Diet and Lifestyle

Robert J. Ostfeld, Kathleen E. Allen, Karen Aspry, Eric J. Brandt, Aaron Spitz, Joshua Liberman, Danielle Belardo, James H. O'Keefe, Monica Aggarwal, Michael Miller, Columbus Batiste, Stephen Kopecky, Beth White, Nikhil Shah, Hussam Hawamdeh, Travis Batts, Ron Blankstein, Koushik Reddy, Dean Ornish, Andrew M. Freeman

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Vasculogenic erectile dysfunction has been aptly called the “canary in the coal mine” for cardiovascular disease because it almost always precedes other manifestations of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and stroke. It is common, associated with the presence of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors, and impacted by diet and lifestyle choices. This concise review provides an update on the use of dietary and other lifestyle interventions to improve vasculogenic erectile dysfunction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
StateAccepted/In press - 2020


  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diet
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Lifestyle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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