A team of scientists from the University of Texas has conducted a new study which suggested that men who drink at least two coffee cups daily are 42% less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunctions.
The study involved 3,724 men who were over the age of 20 who had to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
All the men had to answer a survey in which they were asked about how much coffee they consume on a daily basis and if they had any form of erectile dysfunctions.
The survey took into consideration the amount of coffee, tea and other drinks that contain a high dose of caffeine.
The men had to answer correctly how much of these drinks they consumed on a daily basis.
According to the results of the study and what the men answered, the individuals who said they consumed between 85 mg and 170 mg of caffeine daily were 42% less likely to experience erectile dysfunctions, as compared to the men who said they did not consume any kind of caffeinated drinks.
Out of all the participants, 39% of those who said their average daily caffeine consumption was between 171mg and 303 mg, had erectile dysfunctions.
The National Health Service says that one cup of coffee contains approximately 100 mg of caffeine.
According to the researchers who conducted the study, caffeine is known to relax the arteries in the penis, which helps increase the blood flow in the sexual organ.
The study showed that men who drank coffee and who were overweight or suffered from high blood pressure had a reduced occurrence of erectile dysfunctions.
However, those who were diabetics but consumed coffee were more likely to have erectile dysfunctions.
David Lopez, one of the lead researchers, explained that although the study showed a reduction in the prevalence of erectile dysfunction in men who were overweight, obese or hypertensive, the same did not apply to the men with diabetes.
According to Lopez, diabetes is known as one of the strongest risk factors that lead to erectile dysfunctions, so they were not surprised with what the study revealed.
A previous study conducted in 2012 found that consuming several coffee cups a day could help lower the risk of bowel cancer.
The researchers published their recent findings in the journal PLOS ONE.
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