The average American drinks 2.6 glasses of soda a day, and while that’s a far cry from an entire liter that doesn’t mean there aren’t people out there chuggin’ down more than twice that. Hell, some people even have it with breakfast – you ever tried Lucky Charms with soda? It’s disgusting, but that didn’t stop me from eating it every Saturday morning my freshman year of college. Freshman 15 be damned, let’s try for 20 or 25 if we’re going to try at all.
But getting fat isn’t the only downfall of guzzling sugary drinks, as a new study claims that men who drink too much soda are damaging their dicks:
Scientists revealed that drinking one litre of the fizzy drink a day could reduce sperm count by a massive 30% and lead to erectile dysfunction.
Research undertaken at Copenhagen University Hospital found men who classed themselves as being addicted to cola had far less effective swimmers than those who avoided the drink.
The study looked at 2,554 men, and found cola addicts had an average sperm count of 35 million per millilitre, compared to 56 million per millilitre in those who consumed less of the drink.
…Drinking too much cola and certain other fizzy drinks was also found to have links to men suffering from erectile dysfunction, as discovered by scientists at the Nicolaus Copernicus University and the Professor Franciszek Lukaszczyk Memorial Hospital in Bydgoszcz in Poland.(via)
Scientists also found that the sweetener found in the soda was capable of damaging arteries in the penis, thereby “possibly preventing blood flowing freely through the muscle.” However, they were sure to note that drinking an occasional soda was fine, but that people who drank it on a regular and daily basis needed “to cut down on sugar in general.”