Coffee has a lot of health benefits, linked both to caffeine and to antioxidants found in coffee itself. A new study is adding yet another benefit to any already long list: preventing erectile dysfunction. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center found that men who drank at least two cups of coffee a day were up to 40% less likely to develop erectile dysfunction than their non-coffee consuming counterparts. The study specifically looked at the amount of caffeine ingested by participants – and there was a slight decrease from 42% to 39% for men who drank more than two cups of coffee a day – so the initial findings indicate that you should skip the decaf. The researchers found that the reduced erectile dysfunction rates held true over a wide range of body types, including people who were overweight or diagnosed with hypertension. The only group that did not benefit from caffeine was men with diabetes, as study researchers indicate that diabetes is a very strong risk factor for developing ED.
Is there anything that coffee can’t do?