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Acupuncture Today – February, 2021 (Vol. 22, Issue 02)

A Cardiovascular Canary in a Coal Mine

Bill Reddy, LAc, Dipl. Ac.
Approximately half of American men between the ages of 40-70 suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED). Similarly, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including hypertension, congestive heart disease / heart failure and stroke, increases from about 40 percent in men 40-60 years of age, to 70 percent in those ages 61 and older. Correlation doesn't necessarily mean causation, although there was a longitudinal study1 demonstrating those with ED have a higher incidence of CVD in the future, identifying ED as a risk factor. 

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