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  Life   Health  18 Jul 2017  Drinking a lot of soft drinks can cause erectile dysfunction

Drinking a lot of soft drinks can cause erectile dysfunction

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 18, 2017, 6:14 pm IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2017, 6:14 pm IST

Doctors say high sugar content in soft drinks can cause diabetes and this can lead to erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction affects a large number of men (Photo: AFP)
 Erectile dysfunction affects a large number of men (Photo: AFP)

Soft drinks are heavily consumed among people all over the world and there have also been warnings from time to time about effects of excessive intake of fizzy drinks including obesity among others. Now a new report suggests something that should make men concerned about how much cola they are drinking.

Research found that men have been consuming much more of soft drinks as compared to women and that this might be contributing to erectile dysfunction. The research linked erectile dysfunction to soft drinks by examining the role of sugar in the pathogenesis of the disease.

The study said that soft drinks have detrimental metabolic effects and disorders caused by these drinks can disrupt the entire physiological foundation needed for a healthy erection. Doctors added that the heavy sugar content in soft drinks may cause diabetes which is known to hinder erections in men.

Erectile dysfunction affects a lot of men beyond the age of 40 and stress as well as other disorders are also known to be factors affecting erections in men other than age.

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