Go Ahead And Bike, Geezers (and the Rest of You, too)

Can Bike Riding Up Prostate Cancer Risk? – MPR

Just under 1% of the men overall reported being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Those who biked the most, >8.5 hours a week, were much more likely to have prostate cancer than the other men. Of the 498 men who biked the most, 17 said they had prostate cancer (3.5%). Of those who biked the least, three out of 511 (0.5%) said they had prostate cancer, the findings showed.

However, the findings aren’t definitive, and they conflict with previous research on impotence and infertility. Lead author Milo Hollingworth, MBBS, a research associate at University College London, acknowledged to HealthDay that the findings are “difficult to interpret.” He stressed that “men shouldn’t worry about increasing their risk of prostate cancer by cycling. Men should cycle as much as they did before. The benefits for your heart, lungs, whole body, and mental health are much more important.”

Yah, that’s about what I figured.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Go Ahead And Bike, Geezers (and the Rest of You, too) — 1 Comment

  1. Talking to my doctor after a prostate exam a couple years ago, I was told that the goal for prostate cancer was to “die with it, not from it”.

    Cancer.org claims that “about 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.”

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