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Study ties varicoceles to higher risks of heart, metabolic diseases

A study in Andrology found men with varicoceles, or enlarged veins in the scrotum, particularly those with symptoms, were more likely to have heart disease than those without the condition. The findings, based on medical insurance records for 4,400 men with enlarged scrotal veins and thousands of men without the condition, also showed an association between the condition and an increased risk of metabolic disease, such as hyperlipidemia and diabetes.

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