Cycling does not cause ED, infertility: study

2009 Tour de France cycling race run between Le Cap d'Agde and PerpignanA new study of male cyclists has mostly reassuring results about the sport's long-term health consequences, although a slight increase in the risk of prostate cancer means men may still want to consider changing their saddle. Inspired by concern among health professionals over a possible association between impacts to the genital area during cycling with erectile dysfunction, infertility and prostate cancer, the cross-sectional population study assessed 5,282 male cyclists. The good news is that the London-based researchers, whose study was published in the Journal of Men's Health, found no correlation between cycling and self-diagnosed erectile dysfunction nor between cycling and physician-diagnosed infertility. For men over the age of 50, however, there was a slight increase in the risk of prostate cancer for those who cycled more than four hours per week.



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