Several studies have shown that two cups of coffee a day decreases the risk of erectile dysfunction by up to 50%. However, the exact causes of this phenomenon remain unclear. Although there are several factors involved, caffeine is one of them. In fact, caffeine is a potent anti-oxidant, and is also believed to protect against cancer. Moreover, caffeine may also reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes.
Those who drink two or three cups of coffee a day are less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) compared to those who do not. This is a study that looked at data from over 3,700 men. Researchers asked the men about their lifestyle habits, diet, and caffeine intake. The results showed that men who drank eighty-five to one hundred and seventy milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day were about forty percent less likely to develop ED.
In addition, the researchers found that men who drank more than four cups of decaffeinated coffee a day were more likely to suffer from ED than those who drank no caffeine. However, this was not statistically significant.
Researchers also found that men with diabetes and high blood pressure were not able to benefit from the protective effects of caffeine. These conditions have their own set of vascular problems that can increase the risk of ED.
Lowered risk of type-2 diabetes
Several epidemiological studies have shown that moderate coffee consumption can lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes. The findings were recently summarized in a report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee. This non-profit organization specializes in studies on coffee and health.
The study used a Cox proportional hazard model to determine the relationship between coffee and Type 2 diabetes. The model controlled for various sociodemographic, health, and lifestyle factors. It also took into account the changes in coffee consumption over time.
The researchers found that participants who consumed two or more cups of coffee per day had a 50 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to participants who consumed no coffee. Researchers also found that individuals who drank three to four cups per day had a 25 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Protects against cancer
Several studies have shown that coffee protects against cancer. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may be one of the reasons for this.
Chlorogenic acid, a major component of plant polyphenols, has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Other compounds in coffee may also possess anticancer properties. These compounds may inhibit cancer cell growth by promoting apoptosis, preventing long-term inflammation and detoxifying functions that rid the body of carcinogens.
Coffee has been linked to a lower risk of liver cancer. The protective effect may be due to a combination of caffeine and insulin sensitivity, which increases the liver’s ability to eliminate carcinogens. In addition, routine coffee intake may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes.
Symptoms of erectile dysfunction
Having two or three cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of developing erectile dysfunction, according to a new study. The results of the study are published in the journal PLOS ONE.
In the study, the researchers looked at data on 3,700 men. They measured how much caffeine the men drank, as well as their age, race, total energy intake, education, and physical activity levels. Then they adjusted the variables for alcohol, smoking, and dietary habits.
The study found that the men who drank two or three cups of coffee a day had lower odds of developing erectile dysfunction. However, the study didn’t have enough data to determine if caffeine was the cause of the ED.
According to the study, caffeine can relax certain arteries in the penis. This may help to improve blood flow, which is necessary for a firm erection. Caffeine also relaxes the smooth muscle tissue of the penis.