Stanford Study: Men With Infertility Face Higher Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease
Men who are infertile have a 48% higher risk of developing heart disease and about a 30% higher risk of developing diabetes, according to a study by Stanford University researchers published in Fertility and Sterility. Lead researcher Michael Eisenberg, director of Stanford University Medical School's male reproductive medicine and surgery division, said, "What's interesting is that these are young, healthy men," adding, "Prior studies suggested a higher risk of [testicular] cancer or even death. But for the first time, we are seeing higher risk of these metabolic diseases."
- "Infertility in Men Tied to Heart Disease, Chronic Conditions" (Haelle, Medscape, 12/7).
- "Infertile Men May Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes" (Reinberg, HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report, 12/7).