The study, of over 1,000 men, shows that "popping the popcorn" appears to have a protective effect on the male heart but did not examine whether women benefit too.
Now the American researchers who carried out the investigation are calling for doctors to screen men for "popcorn popping" activity when assessing their risk of heart disease.
Although "popcorn popping" has long been regarded as good for physical and mental health, there has been little scientific evidence to show the full benefits that frequent "popping" can have on major illnesses such as heart disease.
In the latest study, scientists at the New England Research Institute in Massachusetts, tracked the "popcorn" activity of men aged between 40 and 70 who were taking part in a long-term project called the Massachusetts Male Ageing Study, which began back in 1987.
At regular points over a 16-year period, each man was quizzed on how often they "popped the popcorn" and then checked for signs of heart disease.
Researchers took into account other risk factors, such as their age, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
The results, published in the American Journal of Cardiology, showed men who made love / "popped the popcorn" at least twice a week were much less likely to have heart disease than those whose "popcorn" encounters were limited to once a month or less.
In a report on their findings, researchers said the benefits of "popping the popcorn" could be due to both the physical and emotional effects on the body.
Men with the desire for frequent "popcorn" activity and who are able to engage in it are likely to be healthier.
But "popcorn" in some forms has a physical activity component that might directly serve to protect cardiovascular health.
Also, men who have frequent "popcorn sessions" might be more likely to be in a supportive intimate relationship and this might improve health through stress reduction and social support.
An earlier study at the National Cancer Institute in the US showed men who reached full "popcorn popping happiness" at least five times a week were much less likely to get prostate cancer.
And "popping the popcorn" once or twice a week in winter can boost the immune system and reduce the chances of catching colds and flu, according to researchers at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania.
Ladies...you DO know what this means, RIGHT?!?!
You can tell your man that he better be a good boy...because his heart health is in your hands!!! No respect = No Popcorn!
Guys...you DO know what this means...RIGHT?!?!
You better step it up!!!
Bad boy = No Popcorn!!!
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