In a shocking study, a very strange phenomena came to light. Men who drink too much cola may be causing adverse effects on their penis. Scientists reveal that someone who drinks one liter of fizzy beverages in a day could lose his sperm count by almost 30%, causing erectile dysfunction.
Men who had self-proclaimed addiction to coca cola, Pepsi and the likes, their sperms were found to be far less effective than the ones who prevented drinking these beverages, revealed researchers at Copenhagen University Hospital.
For the purpose of the study, 2,556 men were observed and it was found that the sperm count in cola drinkers was 35 million per milliliter, as compared to 56 million per milliliter in someone who didn't indulge in cola drinking much. Even though 35 million sperm count is considered normal, it still puts men at a greater risk of impotency.
The study also discovered that caffeine levels in cola and other drinks had no direct link. Hence, it is safe to say that the low sperm count in men could be attributed to another ingredient. There was also a link established between men who drank a lot of cola or other fizzy drinks and the ones suffering from erectile dysfunction. Scientists at Nicolaus Copernicus University and the Professor Franciszek Lukaszczyk Memorial Hospital in Bydgoszcz in Poland, found the link between the two.
Scientists explained that getting an erection relies on several factors, that includes physical and psychological elements. However, certain ingredients in fizzy beverages may lead to erection problems. The sweetener present in drinks can harm the arteries in penis, causing disruption in flow of blood through the muscle.
Scientists said that enjoying a can of cola every once in a while will not have such devastating effects. However, drinking too much cola is bad, not just for your manhood but also your overall health.