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|Title: ||Differences in Haematological and Biochemical Parameters of Athletes and Non-Athletes|
|Authors: ||Amidu, N.|
Owiredu, W. K. B. A.
Antuamwine, B. B.
|Keywords: ||Sexual dysfunction;|
|Issue Date: ||12-Mar-2018|
|Publisher: ||Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research|
|Citation: ||25(8): 1-8, 2018; Article no.JAMMR.39766 ISSN: 2456-8899 (Past name: British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, Past ISSN: 2231-0614, NLM ID: 101570965|
|Abstract: ||Background: Sexual dysfunction is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome and its
components, obesity, androgens, endothelial function, oxidative stress and inflammatory markers,
which are influenced positively by physical activity. Therefore, an increase in physical activity is
expected to improve the sexual function of people with diabetes. The study seeks to find the
association between daily routine exercise and sexual function in diabetic men.
Methods: Heterosexually active type II diabetic men were categorized based on whether they
were engaged in some form of exercise or not. Sexual function and sexual quality were assessed
using the GRISS-M and SQoL-M respectively, while blood samples for lipid profiling and
testosterone estimation were obtained in the fasting state.Results: The levels of testosterone were significantly higher among those who were engaged in
some form of exercise compared to those who were not engaged in any form of exercise. In effect,
better lipid profile markers, sexual function and adiponectin levels were recorded among
participants who engaged in some form of exercise over those who were not engaged in any form
Conclusion: Exercise may be an interventional approach to improving lipid profile indices and
sexual quality in type II diabetic men.|
|Description: ||An article published by Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research and also available at DOI: 10.9734/JAMMR/2018/39766|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Health Sciences|
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