The amount of caffeine typically found in two cups of coffee could exacerbate, if not cause, male incontinence.
New research suggests men who consume the most caffeine are more likely to have the problem than those who drank the least. Published
in The Journal of Urology, it suggests caffeine may irritate the
bladder, if not causing then exacerbating the problem. Plenty
of research has linked caffeine to incontinence among women. But little
is known about whether there is a similar connection for men.
wanted to see if caffeine had an impact on them as well,' said Dr.
Alayne Markland, the study's senior author, from the University of Alabama, told Reuters Health. The NHS estimates that up to six million people in the UK have some degree of urinary incontinence.
Dr Markland's team 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.
Source - Daily Mail