July 12, 2014

But Not Male Infertility

1 Extended Cycling Linked to Prostate Cancer

The widespread suspicion that frequent bicycling can render male riders infertile was dealt a serious blow by a report from researchers at University College London who analyzed data and health reports for over 5,000 male cyclists and determined that there was no association between extensive cycling and either male infertility or erectile dysfunction, even among men who rode for over 8.5 hours per week. Unfortunately, the study also found that weekly cycling for more than that amount of time was linked to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, but the study author emphasizes that only the most obsessive cyclists run a serious risk of that outcome, and that moderate bike riding presents far more health benefits overall than it does hazards.

More at Webmd.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: 60% More People Now Bicycling to Work

Tags: Bicycling and Health, Bike Riding and Infertility, Cycling and Sexuality, Bicycling and Cancer, Benefits of Cycling, Cycling and Men's Health

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