Boy’s you might want to look at how much coffee you’re drinking, or lack of for that matter. It now looks like 3 cups of coffee will keep the dreaded old erectile dysfunction away. Yep, that’s right! A new study from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston suggests that caffeine could reduce your likelihood of having erectile dysfunction (ED).
The research found that men over the age of 20 who consumed the caffeine equivalent of 2 to 3 cups of a coffee a day were less likely to report ED issues than men who did not drink the stimulant.
The connection was strongest in overweight guys, says study author David Lopez, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., but he plans to dive further into how the caffeine/ED link can affect different weight groups.
Caffeine has properties similar to ED drugs like Viagra, says study coauthor Run Wang, M.D. The stimulant triggers a series of effects that cause the arteries in your penis to relax and your blood flow to increase—both keys to a strong erection.