Thursday, January 24, 2013

Caffeine Consumption May Contribute to Male Urinary Leaking

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Reuters Health Information Logo

By Andrew M. Seaman
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The amount of caffeine that's typically found in two cups of coffee may contribute to a man's incontinence, according to a new study.
"It's something to consider... People who are having problems with urinary incontinence should modify their caffeine intake and I think that's part of clinical practice," said Dr. Alayne Markland, the study's senior author, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Though the report doesn't prove that caffeine causes bladder leakage, the men in the study who consumed the most caffeine were more likely to have the problem than those who took in the least.
Plenty of research has linked caffeine to incontinence among women (see Reuters Health story of April 8, 2011 here: But little is known about whether there is a similar connection for men.