A new study suggests that drinking a few cups of coffee each day could lower a man’s risk for erectile dysfunction. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston found that men who drank at least two cups of coffee each day had a 42 percent reduction in erectile dysfunction problems. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.
About 18.4 percent of men in the United States who are 20 years old and older suffer from erectile dysfunction. This suggests that more than 18 million men are affected by the condition. Additionally, more than 85 percent of adults consume caffeinated beverages.
The study involved 3,724 men over the age of 20. They all too part in a survey called the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and were questioned about their consumption of caffeine as well as whether they suffered from erectile dysfunction. The researchers collected data regarding the amount of tea, coffee, and other highly caffeinated beverages such as soda and sports drinks, that they drank on average per day.
The results showed that men who drank 85 to 170 milligrams of caffeine a day were 42 percent less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction problems. In addition, men who drank 171 to 303 milligrams of caffeine each day were 39 percent less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction problems. This was in comparison to men who drank 0 to 7 milligrams of caffeine per day. [Read more…]