Does alcohol consumption lead to erections problems? New evidence, from The Journal of Sexual Medicine, suggests that moderate drinking of alcohol actually reduces the risk of developing ED. (LINK HERE)
Another study — a meta-analysis published in The International Journal of Impotence Research — found that “consumption of 8 or more drinks per week significantly reduced the risks of ED.” (In case you are wondering, a meta-analysis combines several studies to look for trends by combining data.)(LINK HERE)
These studies do not get into causes, but one possibility for these findings is that alcohol raises levels of the “good cholesterol” — HDL-cholesterol — which can help blood vessels. This might explain an interesting finding – that binge drinkers have less ED than ex-drinkers.
In earlier posts, I noted that carbon dioxide (CO2) may also support erections; so, beer or champagne should be especially beneficial.