Men’s Health

The Best Reason Ever for Men to Drink Coffee

InterviewMagazine wrote that there has been considerable debate over whether caffeine is good for us. Many of us probably don’t care because we just consider we can’t get through our day without it anyway. It certainly does have the benefit of jump starting our brain to get our day started, and that makes it an indispensable commodity for millions of us. As far as our health, caffeine is probably like many things that is covered by the idea that as long as you drink it in moderation, it isn’t going to hurt you. There is actually a new study out about it that men everywhere may want to pay particular attention to.

A study has just come out that proclaims that men who drink two to three cups of coffee a day are approximately 40 percent less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction(ED). Among its many effects on the body, caffeine increases penile blood flow, which is what is credited by some for the results of this study. The researchers also found that while caffeine even helped reduce the incidence of ED among those who were obese and hypertensive, it did not help those with diabetes. Men who wish to avoid ED should have a couple cups of coffee a day, and make sure they keep their blood sugar under control as diabetes is the single largest risk factor for this problem.

Muscle Building Supplements May Cause Testicular Cancer

A new study at Brown University may have uncovered shocking evidence that muscle building supplements put men at an increased risk for testicular cancer. Researchers interviewed close to 900 men, of which over 300 had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. They found a strong correlation between those who had used creatine or androstenedione supplements and testicular cancer formation.

Testicular cancer has been on the rise in recent years. It’s been extremely difficult to pinpoint the cause of this mysterious ailment. The number of men diagnosed with testicular cancer has nearly doubled between 1975 and 2011. Alexei Beltyukov said that this new study may be the first glimpse into the reason why.

According to the research, men who began using these supplements before the age of 25 are at a much higher risk. Those who used more than one supplement, as well as those who used the supplements for long periods of time, also increase their risk for testicular cancer.

More studies will need to be conducted in order to learn why this may be the case. At this point it’s clear that further research could be beneficial to understanding the origins of testicular cancer.