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Bicycle riding and its relationship to the development of erectile dysfunction.
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PMID:  15311030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Researchers have suggested that cycling is a hazard to the sexual health of men. Insufficient data have left cyclists skeptical of this claim. We explore risk factors within cycling that may put riders at risk for the development of erectile dysfunction (ED). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an Internet based survey of cyclists to examine factors associated with cycling that might contribute to ED as defined by the International Index of Erectile Function. A total of 688 cyclists were included in the analysis ranging in age from 18 to 77 years. RESULTS: ED prevalence was 17% (115 of 688). Although results from univariate analysis revealed a correlation between ED and several tested variables, none proved to be statistically significant after controlling for age. CONCLUSIONS: The overall prevalence of ED in the cycling community does not appear to be greater than that of historical controls. Previously suggested alterations in riding habits may not change the prevalence of ED among cyclists.
John A Taylor; Tzu-Cheg Kao; Peter C Albertsen; Ridwan Shabsigh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  172     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-16     Completed Date:  2004-09-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1028-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Urology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-3955, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Data Collection
Erectile Dysfunction / epidemiology,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors

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