A new study suggests that moderate daily coffee consumption may improve performance in bed.
According to researchers at the University of Texas in the USA, men who are fans of the invigorating drink are 42% less likely to report cases of erectile dysfunction. The effect is not affected by factors such as being overweight, obese or having high blood pressure.
This effect has been found to be less pronounced in people with diabetes. Among them, the risk of erectile dysfunction is higher.
Doctors warn that you should not overdo it with the use of an invigorating drink, as this is fraught with symptoms such as tremors, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, and indigestion.
The beneficial effect of coffee is due to caffeine, which opens up a number of effects that increase blood flow to the penis by relaxing the arteries and muscles.
Experts say that about half of men between the ages of 40 and 70 suffer from some degree of erectile dysfunction.
During the study, participants reported cases of erectile dysfunction. It was found that 85 to 170 mg of caffeine per day was associated with a 42% reduction in erectile dysfunction.
It turned out that among those who consumed a larger amount – from 171 to 303 mg – the percentage was less – 39. The sources of caffeine in the study were coffee, tea, soda and energy drinks.
Previous research in this area has shown that coffee can also increase libido in women.