Sexual function in men with metabolic syndrome
Lee RK, Chughtai B, Te AE, Kaplan SA. Urol Clin North Am. 2012 Feb;39(1):53-62. Epub 2011 Nov 1.


James Buchanan Brady Foundation, Department of Urology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 525 East 68th Street, F9 West, New York, NY 10065, USA.


The metabolic syndrome (MetS) has become one of the major public health challenges worldwide. Emerging data have now clearly demonstrated its impact on male sexual function. The MetS appears to be strongly related to erectile dysfunction as well as hypogonadism. Few randomized studies exist to guide treatment of sexual dysfunction related to MetS; rather, most studies have been observational in nature. Medical therapy has formed the mainstay of treatment, with the advent of surgical intervention as a more recent phenomenon.