FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A common condition in men -- enlarged veins in the scrotum -- may raise the risk for heart disease and diabetes, a new study suggests.
The problem is known medically as varicoceles. It affects about 15 percent of men and can cause pain and infertility.
Stanford University School of Medicine researchers wanted to find out if varicoceles increases the risk for other health problems.
"Varicoceles are associated with low testosterone, and low testosterone in turn is associated with metabolic risks and heart disease," study lead author Dr. Nancy Wang said in a university news release.
Wang, a urology resident, and her colleagues analyzed the medical insurance records of 4,400 men with varicoceles ...