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What Is ‘Whiskey Penis’ and How Does It Affect the Male Libido?

Science sheds light on alcohol and erections. Plus, amazing news about cranberry juice and your heart.

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What Is ‘Whiskey Penis’ and How Does It Affect the Male Libido?

Science sheds light on alcohol and erections. Plus, amazing news about cranberry juice and your heart.

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MEDICAL DAILY: What Is 'Whiskey Penis' And How Does It Affect The Male Libido?

“A study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found less volume of liquid in the body in conjunction with a depressed nervous system, led to a struggle with sexual performance. This is because alcohol can dehydrate the body, decreasing blood volume while increasing the hormone associated with erectile dysfunction — angiotensin. The body is able to work at optimal capacity by staying hydrated, since major biological activities and functions utilize water molecules.

"To avoid the dreaded whiskey d—, you don’t necessarily have to stop drinking alcohol. Just drink in moderation. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines moderate drinking as no more than two drinks a day for men, and one drink a day for women.” Read full story.

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MEDICAL DAILY: DRINKING 2 CUPS OF CRANBERRY JUICE DAILY MAY LOWER HEART DISEASE RISK

“According to the National Institutes of Health, cranberries are rich in an antioxidant compound, called polyphenols that have been of great interest to researchers in the last 15 years. Of all the antioxidants, polyphenols show the greatest promise to not only help improve circulation, but to also improve kidney function, hormone delivery, and waste filtration. And as a plant-based nutrient (phytonutrient), cranberries could serve as a natural way to prevent poor heart health.” Read full story.

NY TIMES: Do We Really Need to Sleep 7 Hours a Night?

"A new study is challenging the notion that artificial light and the hectic pace of modern life are disrupting natural sleep patterns, fueling an epidemic of sleep deprivation." Read full story.

NY TIMES: Energy Drinks Are Popular, but Not Enough to Replace Soda

"It’s true that as Americans come to crave more beverage variety, new types of drinks are becoming more popular. Those growing categories include some with a lot of sugar, like energy drinks, sports drinks and ready-to-drink coffee drinks. But sales of those products have not grown enough to compensate for the large declines in soda, a much more popular category. Sales of full-calorie soda have declined by more than a quarter since the late 1990s, representing a major change in the American diet." Read full story.