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How Caffeine Affects ED

How Caffeine Affects ED
There’s been a lot of buzz about how coffee can perk up your sex life. Well, as Maxwell Smart (Don Adams/Steve Carell) says, if you want to Get Smart, you “missed it by that much.”
 
What’s spot on? Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston found that men who consumed between 170-375mg of caffeine a day (around 2-3 cups of coffee or 4-8 12-ounce caffeinated waters) were about 42% less likely to report erectile dysfunction (ED) than those who consumed none. And caffeine is the operative word here. True, coffee is the #1 source of caffeine in the North American diet, but the study also counted caffeine from tea, sodas and sports drinks. And the association between caffeine and avoiding ED held up for men who were overweight, obese or who had high blood pressure (frequent triggers for ED).
 
So, guys, if you want to reduce your odds for ED, enjoy your morning (and afternoon) coffee -- and a lot of additional benefits will come your way. Studies show drinking coffee also decreases your risk for some cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, age-related memory decline, and type 2 diabetes. And check out other sources of natural caffeine: 1 cup black tea has 14-70mg caffeine; 1 cup green tea, 24-45mg; 1cup of iced tea, 11-47mg; caffeinated water has 45-100 mg.  Now that’s getting smart!
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