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Coffee May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction, Study Finds

Eighty-five percent of adults consume a caffeinated beverage in the morning, in one fashion or another be it coffee, espresso, energy drinks, or what have you. There are quite a few potential benefits to consuming a cup of coffee in the morning and now, according to a recently published study’s findings, there might be another reason to have a cup of joe in the morning.

The study, which was conducted by a team at the University of Texas-Houston and published in the journal PLOS One, examined the relationship between caffeine and erectile dysfunction (ED). Using findings obtained by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the researchers analyzed 3724 men’s responses regarding caffeine intake and ED. Their findings showed that the chance of ED was 42% lower for men who claimed to consume between 85 and 170 milligrams of caffeine a day and 39% lower for those who consumed 171-303 milligrams of caffeine. A cup of coffee has 95 milligrams, a single shot of espresso has 64mg of caffeine, and the average amount of caffeine in a small energy “shot” drink is 200mg.

The downside is that not all men saw benefit from caffeine intake, as men afflicted with diabetes did not experience lower ED rates, a finding which study author David S. Lopez found “not surprising“.

Diabetes is one of the strongest risk factors for ED, so this was not surprising.

Now, this doesn’t mean you should just get an IV of coffee going all day. Moderation is still an important aspect of maintaining your health, so long as you consume some caffeine, you’ll still get the health benefit as well as the caffeinated energy boost.

In other coffee related health coverage here at Immortal News, researchers at the World Cancer Research Fund International found coffee to reduce liver cancer risk in alcohol drinkers.

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