Three Cups of Coffee Per Day Could Reduce Risk of Erectile Dysfunction in Men

by Shirley Johanna on  May 21, 2015 at 6:21 PM Menīs Health News
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Consuming two or three cups of coffee a day could reduce erectile dysfunction (ED) in men, says a new study.
Three Cups of Coffee Per Day Could Reduce Risk of Erectile Dysfunction in Men
Three Cups of Coffee Per Day Could Reduce Risk of Erectile Dysfunction in Men

According to study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), men who consumed between 85 and 170 milligrams of caffeine a day were 42 percent less likely to report ED, while those who drank between 171 and 303 milligrams of caffeine a day were 39 percent less likely to report ED compared to those who drank zero to seven milligrams a day. This trend was also true among overweight, obese and hypertensive men.

Assistant Professor Dr.David S. Lopez, lead author of the study, said even though they saw a reduction in the prevalence of ED with men who were obese, overweight and hypertensive, that was not true of men with diabetes. Since diabetes is one of the strongest risk factors for ED, it wasn't surprising.

The suggested biological mechanism is that caffeine triggers a series of pharmacological effects that lead to the relaxation of the penile helicine arteries and the cavernous smooth muscle that lines cavernosal spaces, thus increasing penile blood flow.

Data for the study came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and ED was assessed by a single question during a computer-assisted interview.

Caffeine sources in the study included coffee, tea, soda and sports drinks.

The study is published in PLOS ONE.

Source: Medindia

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Had problems with this myself and it turned out the coffee was part of the problem, not the solution. [In a very roundabout way.] Let's just say that sleep disorders can play heck on your libido, and when the coffee is contributing to that underlying issue, then it's not doing you any favors. It's all about balance and being aware of your body.

I also learned about a bevy of different foods that can have an effect. Read all about lifestyle changes and other things you can do before you resort to taking drugs for the problem when I was doing my research.

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