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Two cups a day improve men’s performance in the bedroom, regardless of weight or blood pressure, finds study of nearly 4,000 participants

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Drinking two cups of coffee a day could perk up performance in the bedroom, a study suggests.
Research found that men who drank two cups a day were 42 per cent less likely than non-drinkers to report erectile dysfunction. This fell slightly to 39 per cent for those who drank around three cups, the study of almost 4,000 men found.
The effect remained true regardless of whether men were overweight, obese or suffered from high blood pressure, the University of Texas study found.
However, the impact was reduced among men with diabetes, who have a high risk of erectile dysfunction, the study, in the journal PLOS ONE, found.
Doctors warn drinking more than four cups of coffee a day can be dangerous, causing restlessness, tremors, irritability, insomnia and stomach upset.
Prof David Lopez, of the University of Texas, Houston, said: “Even though we saw a reduction in the prevalence of erectile dysfunction with men who were obese, overweight and hypertensive, that was not true of men with diabetes.”
The researchers believe caffeine triggers a series of pharmacological effects that increase blood flow to the penis by relaxing arteries and muscle.
Women who drank at least one cup of coffee of coffee a day had a much higher rate of sexual activity, a study found
Estimates suggest that around half of men aged between 40 and 70 will suffer some degree of erectile dysfunction.
Data for the study came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and erectile dysfunction was assessed by a single question during a computer assisted interview. Two cups of coffee a day — between 85 and 170 milligrams of caffeine daily — was linked to a 42 per cent reduction in erectile dysfunction.