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Relationship Between Cannabis Use and Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Cannabis users are liable to suffer from erectile dysfunction.

This study investigated the cannabis-erectile dysfunction connection hypothesis using a meta-analytic approach. Data from 5 studies were reviewed for this meta-analysis. 

Researchers observed that cannabis users were 4 times as likely to experience erectile dysfunction as non-users. This study points out that regular exposure to cannabis can trigger erectile dysfunction in men.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Damiano Pizzol, Jacopo Demurtas, Brendon Stubbs, Pinar Soysal , Corina Mason, Ahmet Turan Isik, Marco Solmi, Lee Smith, Nicola Veronese
  • Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, Jerusalem, Israel. Primary Care Department Azienda USL Toscana Sud Est, Grosseto, Italy. Physiotherapy Department, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, UK. Positive Ageing Research Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, UK. Department of Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey. Department of Health Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK. Unit for Aging Brain and Dementia, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Italy. The Cambridge Centre for Sport & Exercise Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. National Research Council, Neuroscience Institute, Aging Branch, Padova, Italy.
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A literature review and meta-analyses of cannabis ...
The association between cannabis use and depressio...

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