Health: Drinking coffee helps keep you erect


health_coffee_keeps_you_hardAnother reason to enjoy that cup of coffee. Scientists have discovered that drinking the tasty, addictive brew can help men stay erect in the bedroom.

According to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), men who drink the equivalent caffeine level of two to three cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED).

The results of their study, published in PLOS ONE, found that men who consumed between 85 and 170 milligrams of caffeine a day were 42 percent less likely to report ED.

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, although not those living with diabetes.

“Diabetes is one of the strongest risk factors for ED, so this was not surprising,” said David S. Lopez, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., lead author and assistant professor at UTHealth School of Public Health.

The researchers believe that coffee works its magic on your manhood because caffeine leads to the relaxation of the penile arteries and muscles, thereby increasing blood flow in the penis.

ED affects around 18.4 percent of men 20 years and older in the US.

What are you waiting for? Put the kettle on already!

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