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Drinking coffee could lead to improved sex drive

You can now get on up in the morning in more than one way.

According to a new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, men who drink the caffeine equivalent of two to three cups of coffee per day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction.

The study, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that men who consumed between 85 and 170 milligrams of caffeine a day were 42 percent less likely to suffer from ED, while those who consumed between 171 and 303 milligrams were 39 percent less likely.

The researchers came to the conclusion that caffeine's effect on the body includes relaxing blood flow.

Around 3,700 men were surveyed about the amount of caffeine they had consumed over the past 24 hours. The study found that caffeine intake reduced the likelihood of ED in obese, overweight and hypertensive men, but the same was not true of those with diabetes.

“Caffeine could not overcome the detrimental effects of diabetes on erectile dysfunction," lead study author David Lopez explained to The Huffington Post. "We were not very surprised by this, because diabetes is one of the strongest risk factors associated with erectile dysfunction."

The survey also included energy drinks and soda in addition to coffee and tea, but Lopez added that soda and energy drinks are both extremely unhealthy. Since it is an association study, he also said that he can’t make any recommendations for caffeine intake just yet.

Coffee has already proven to protect people from liver and breast cancer, but may still have germs all over the machines that bring it to you.

So when you got to grab your venti latte at Starbucks on your way to work, remember that research shows you are making the healthy – if not expensive – choice.

Read more at The Huffington Post.

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