Cloudy
14°CMon :Showers. High: 17 Low: 9

2 cups of coffee a day `may cause urinary incontinence in men`

2 cups of coffee a day `may cause urinary incontinence in men`

London: Men who consume the most caffeine are more likely to suffer from incontinence as compared to those who drink the least, researchers say.

The new study suggests that caffeine may irritate the bladder, if not causing then exacerbating the problem, the Daily Mail reported.

For the study, senior author Dr. Alayne Markland`s team from the University of Alabama used responses from about 4,000 men to a national health survey between 2005 and 2008.

The researchers looked at how many had urinary incontinence and how much caffeine they ate or drank, as well as how much water they took in from both foods and drinks.

Overall, the men consumed an average of 169 milligrams of caffeine every day. The average cup of coffee contains around 125mg.

About 13 percent of the men reported leaky bladder, but only 4.5 percent had a problem considered moderate or severe – which is more than a few drops of urine leakage during the course of a month.

After adjusting for the men`s age and other risk factors, the researchers found that those who ate or drank 234mg of caffeine a day were 72 percent more likely to have moderate to severe urinary incontinence than those who consumed the least caffeine.

Men who downed more than 392mg of caffeine daily were more than twice as likely to be incontinent.

According to Dr Markland, it was not simply a matter of how much fluid a person took in because total water intake, in contrast, was not linked to a man`s risk of moderate to severe incontinence. This has led to the theory that caffeine irritates the bladder in some way.

 

Top Stories

Virat-Kohli

Kohli claims second spot, Bhuvneshwar breaks into main 10

October-20-2014
Kohli scored 191 runs, incorporating 127 in the last match, in India’s 2-1 arrangement win as he pushed South Africa’s Hashim Amla
saif-kareena-sharmila

EC issues notice to Saif Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore for playing noisy music

October-20-2014
Gurgaon: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday issued notices to veteran Bollywood star Sharmila Tagore and her child Saif Ali Khan for
f4b6397fac232c4c3ce5d0de2ba56cfc08120592

Facebook pairs publicizing bug reward

October-20-2014
Facebook has multiplied prize levels for designers who bring up defects in the company’s promoting code. Facebook has multiplied its remunerate for
BSNL--621x414

BSNL decreases call rates to Nepal by 35% on PMO counsel

October-20-2014
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has decreased call rates to Nepal by around 35% as the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had raised
Shanta-Kumar

Shanta Kumar said that Miserable (Badal) must take lessons from Haryana results

October-20-2014
Chandigarh/ Punjab: BJP state in-control pioneer Shanta Kumar said the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) must take lessons from the survey conclusion in
0

Microsoft plans to dispatch smartwatch with wellness offers inside weeks

October-20-2014
Microsoft is going to dispatch a smartwatch inside the following few weeks that will inactively track a client heart rate and work