The effect of diet on BPH, LUTS and ED
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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and erectile dysfunction (ED) are common conditions that increase in the aging population. Several environmental factors have been linked to the development and progression of BPH and ED. Several studies have shown potential direct and indirect influences of several micronutrients and macronutrients on the risk of developing these conditions. We reviewed the available published literature of the effect of diet on BPH and ED.
A comprehensive search was performed to identify studies that evaluated how diet affected males with BPH and ED. Searches were run on July 5th, 2018 in the following databases: Ovid MEDLINE®; Ovid EMBASE; and The Cochrane Library (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL). There were no language restrictions, publication date restrictions, or article type restrictions on the search strategy.
We retrieved a total of 1670 results across all databases. After removing any duplicated results, 2 independent reviewers screened a total of 1325 citations. A total of 35 articles were selected for inclusion in this review. Diet is an important factor affecting the risk of development of BPH and ED. Several studies have shown the effect of dietary interventions for BPH and ED.
A better understanding diet and its relative effects on the development, treatment and prevention of these diseases are an important area of further research for the given aging male population.
KeywordsDiet BPH ED LUTS
ME: data collection/management, data analysis, drafting of manuscript, critical revisions. DT: data collection/management, data analysis, drafting of manuscript, critical revisions. DE: data analysis, protocol development, drafting of manuscript, critical revisions. BC: data analysis, protocol development, drafting of manuscript, critical revisions.
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Conflicts of interest
BC is a consultant for Allergan and Boston Scientific.
Research involving human participants and/or animals
There were no human participants or animals used in this manuscript. This was a review article.
Informed consent was not required in this manuscript. This was a review.
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