Lower urinary tract symptoms, benign prostatic hyperplasia and metabolic syndrome

  title={Lower urinary tract symptoms, benign prostatic hyperplasia and metabolic syndrome},
  author={Linda 4 Vignozzi and Mauro Gacci and Mario Maggi},
  journal={Nature Reviews Urology},
Epidemiological studies have shown that age is the principal unmodifiable risk factor of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Until the past decade, the process of lower urinary tract ageing was, therefore, considered unmodifiable — as ageing per se. However, the traditional dogma that BPH-related LUTS (BPH–LUTS) is an immutable consequence of old age is no longer acceptable. Results from multiple preclinical and clinical studies indicate that several modifiable, age-related metabolic… CONTINUE READING


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