The researchers who conducted the study found that male patients who have two cups of coffee every on a daily basis are 42% less likely to suffer from sexual impotence.
The study revealed the percentage dropped to almost 39% in men who drank three cups of the popular caffeinated beverage.
According to recent statistics, in the United States, more than 18.4% of men over 20 and older suffer from erectile dysfunction, which means that almost 18 million men have this medical condition.
A previous research suggests that more than 85% of adults in the U.S. consume coffee on a regular basis.
The research team consisted of medical experts from the University of Texas and the study consisted of more than 4,000 men.
The researchers noted that the effect of coffee was the same regardless of whether the participants were obese, overweight or were suffering from high blood pressure.
However, the study revealed that drinking coffee did not have the same effect on the male participants who were diabetics, as those who have diabetes are generally known to have a high risk of suffering from erectile dysfunction.
The researchers published their recent findings in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
David Lopez, professor at the University of Texas and one of the researchers who conducted the study, explained that although they found that drinking coffee can lower the risk of erectile dysfunction in overweight, obese or hypertensive patients, the effects were not the same in diabetics.
Experts explained that the main compound found in coffee is caffeine, which has numerous health properties, and in this case it can help increase the blood flow in the man’s sexual appendage by relaxing the arteries and the muscles in the penis.
A different study showed that women who drink coffee have an increases sexual drive, compared to women who were not coffee drinkers.
According to a previous study conducted on female lab rats, caffeine increased the libido by stimulating a region of the rats’ brain responsible for controlling the state of sexual arousal.
The recent study’s findings support the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee claims that drinking three to five coffee cups every day can aid reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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