Rural Life Linked to Low ED Prevalence
A study of men in a rural community in Brazil revealed an extremely low prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED).
Joaquim De Almeida Claro, MD, and his colleagues at the Federal University of São Paulo studied 2,000 men aged 20 years and older (mean age 33.2 years) in an isolated town in southeastern
One researcher—the same in all encounters—interviewed all of the men. Of the 2,000 men, only 34 (1.7%) had at least some degree of ED, a prevalence much lower than reported previously in Brazil and worldwide, according to a report in BJU International (2006;Epub ahead of print). In
“Possibly the impressively low prevalence rate of ED is related to the particular lifestyle of people in this region of