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Men who cycle more ........ more likely to develop prostate cancer, study finds
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Posted on 07/09/2014 5:09:23 AM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Men who cycle more than nine hours a week are six times more likely to develop prostate cancer, study finds

Middle aged men who spend nine hours a week on their bike are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, new research suggests.

A British study of 5,200 cyclists is the biggest research project ever conducted on the health impact of cycling.

It suggests that cyclists in in their 50s who bicycle for more than nine hours a week may be up to five times as likely to receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

The team of scientists at University College London, found there was no link between cycling and infertility or erectile problems - an age-old health myth.

But the statistical link with prostate cancer could create a new, and unexpected, health concern for the millions of men who regularly cycle.

The sport has already been linked with testicular cancer, with repeated impacts raising the chance of being diagnosed with the disease. Former cyclist Lance Armstrong was famously treated for testicular cancer.

But the connection to prostate cancer has not been made before.

The team said the statistical link – tested in the 2,000 participants who were over the age of 50 - did not necessarily prove that cycling directly causes prostate cancer.

They said the results were surprising and suggested that men who cycle frequently may be more health conscious, leading to more chance of being diagnosed.

But their research found that cyclists were no more likely to visit their GPs regularly than anyone else.

And they said they could not rule out that the cancer cases were caused by an increased pressure on the prostate.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Sports
KEYWORDS: bicycle; menshealth; prostrate

1 posted on 07/09/2014 5:09:23 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: GeronL; martin_fierro

One of you was saying something about men who bicycle the other day??


2 posted on 07/09/2014 5:11:46 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Well, I can testify that long stretches on a bike can cause loss of sensation in a location where men really don’t want to lose sensation.

Luckily, so far it’s always been temporary.


3 posted on 07/09/2014 5:19:41 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I don’t know how you guys walk around with those things. (Elaine image here)


4 posted on 07/09/2014 5:21:51 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Morgana

I wonder if you’re also more likely to cheat on your wife and lie to your fans and friends as well.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 5:21:56 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I will say they are remarkably poorly designed for use on a bicycle. Or possibly bicycle seats are poorly designed for use by men.

Or both.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 5:27:42 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Morgana

I remember reading sports & medical articles in the 90’s about the high rate of impotence among cyclists, they blamed the shape of the seat as it pushed up against the prostate.

This just adds more fuel to that theory. Thank God I’m no biker.


7 posted on 07/09/2014 5:31:28 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Morgana

Well...shoot. Is walking and jogging still okay? :)


8 posted on 07/09/2014 5:37:37 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Thorliveshere

No, you should sit down, relax, have a beer...perhaps you’d like some cheesy poofs??

:-)


9 posted on 07/09/2014 5:42:56 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I don’t know how you guys walk around with those things.

I usually just strap it to my knee.

10 posted on 07/09/2014 5:48:45 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I suspect it would be easier to adapt the latter to the former than vice versa.

To heck with a better mousetrap. Invent a bicycle seat that isn’t a torture instrument and the world will pedal to your door.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 5:48:51 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Morgana
There have been several attempts to change the design of the bicycle seat to accomodate the male anatomy.


12 posted on 07/09/2014 5:49:47 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Morgana

Crushing your junk is no way to exercise. Come up with a bike that you can stand up on.


13 posted on 07/09/2014 5:50:20 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: FlJoePa

Well, my sister’s friend had a bicycle enthusiast for a husband. He didn’t look the part - nerdy and slightly stout - but he was out alot, including statewide tours. Turns out he was cheating on her, sometimes using those rides as a means for his trysts.

My biggest beef is them taking over our roads. There really is no call for that. This didn’t happen until 10 years ago. They are not at all the equal of a 2-ton car that can go over 100mph.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 5:50:28 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Morgana

Well, thank you for making my day......


15 posted on 07/09/2014 5:57:02 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: IronJack

I know I would. There are some “different” designs out there, but none I’ve found that seem to be accepted as a real improvement.

The big problem is probably that individual anatomical peculiarities make a big difference. What works for Sherman may not work at all for Albert.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 5:57:36 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Morgana

if true, quite weird


17 posted on 07/09/2014 6:04:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Morgana

How many have been snipped?


18 posted on 07/09/2014 6:08:39 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Thorliveshere

walking is, jogging isnt


19 posted on 07/09/2014 6:09:19 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Morgana

So, there is a proven link.

What did the manufacturers know and when did they know it?

If your kids see you riding does that make them want to ride and doom them to prostate cancer?

Is it time for the government to tax bicycles and use the resulting funds for anti-bicycliing information?

When do the lawsuits start?

Etc. Etc........


20 posted on 07/09/2014 6:13:46 AM PDT by saleman
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To: Dallas59
Come up with a bike that you can stand up on.

I use an elliptical trainer at the gym ... but it doesn't go anywhere.

21 posted on 07/09/2014 6:44:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The world has enough land, food, water, clothing, and money. It doesn't have enough love.)
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To: petitfour

Oh, good point. Did they control for bicyclists with vasectomies vs. bicyclists without?


22 posted on 07/09/2014 6:45:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The world has enough land, food, water, clothing, and money. It doesn't have enough love.)
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To: Morgana

This seems like a win-win-win for the government. First, they subsidize bicycling to Save The Earth. Then, they refuse the diagnostic tests for prostate cancer because “they don’t really help,” and that way the cancers aren’t diagnosed until it’s too late to do anything. Sorry, no chemo/radiation, but here’s your triple dose of morphine.


23 posted on 07/09/2014 6:47:56 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The world has enough land, food, water, clothing, and money. It doesn't have enough love.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I would think some kind of strong netting instead of a rigid “saddle” would ease the pressure and accommodate a variety of anatomies. Think of it as a butt hammock.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 6:48:23 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Yo-Yo
I have to laugh at the shape of this one:


25 posted on 07/09/2014 6:48:39 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Dallas59

All bikes (except recumbent) can be stood upon.

If you want to ensure that, you just take off any seat and seat bar.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 6:55:23 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Morgana

Another idiotic study. Obviously bicycling does not cause cancer. Look elsewhere for the correlation.


27 posted on 07/09/2014 7:03:02 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Right Brother

Looks like the space shuttle.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 7:07:54 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Wouldn’t unstrapping it and putting it back in the drawer be easier?

Sorry. Couldn’t resist.


29 posted on 07/09/2014 8:04:35 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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30 posted on 07/09/2014 8:12:48 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Sherman Logan
Or possibly bicycle seats are poorly designed for use by men.

I agree with that. There's got to be a better shape that something that presses where you don't want pressure.

31 posted on 07/09/2014 8:13:15 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: FlJoePa

Nice one!


32 posted on 07/09/2014 8:40:49 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Lee'sGhost
Wouldn’t unstrapping it and putting it back in the drawer be easier?

Ha!

33 posted on 07/09/2014 9:07:12 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: I want the USA back
Another idiotic study. Obviously bicycling does not cause cancer. Look elsewhere for the correlation.

Exactly… Here’s another take on this. By the time a teenage male has passed through to be a 20 year old, there is a significant chance they already have cancerous cells in their prostate (it would take some time to find the source but I remember reading a study a few years ago where the cadavers of teens killed in accidents were dissected and the number found with cancerous cells in their prostate was already of the order of 10% as I recollect). If you are a 60 year old male, you may as well accept the fact that the odds are that you have cancerous prostate cells in your body. By the time a man is 80 years old, chances are extremely high that he has cancerous cells in his prostate. However, cancerous cells in a prostate is not the same as cancerous cells elsewhere in your body…. the prostate is no lymph node. Most men who die of natural causes will have prostate cancer when they die….but it is very likely that it’s something else that actually is the cause of death.

What I would like to know is how this study made this determination. Did they actually conduct biopsies of men? Or did they just look at PSA results? I highly doubt that they did biopsies. If only PSA levels were looked at, then the study can be guaranteed to be total nonsense. Dr. Thomas Stamey was the Stanford medical researcher who came up with the idea that PSA levels would be a good marker for prostate cancer and after 20 years(?), his further research refuted his own study. It turns out that PSA levels have absolutely zero to do with prostate cancer (PSA levels are only good for looking at BPH)….. http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/psa-test-prostate-cancer.html The results of Stamey’s study have been out there now for 10 years and yet the inertia of the original concept of using PSA levels still exists….. probably due to the fact that doctors like the idea of a quick and simple cookie cutter style test and can’t live with the idea that the test doesn’t exist.

34 posted on 07/09/2014 9:50:04 AM PDT by hecticskeptic (In life it is important to know what you believeĀ….and more importantly, why you believe it.)
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To: Right Brother; Yo-Yo; Chode
"I have to laugh at the shape of this one:" +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I will refrain from stating what I think it looks like too! Aside from looking very uncomfortable that is. Remember the seats we rode on as kids? Well some of anyway? banana seat photo: Classic banana seat bike from the 70's bikebananaseatclassicshift.jpg Yea yea it was strange but did not hurt your tush.
35 posted on 07/09/2014 10:42:47 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: T-Bird45

Okay. :)


36 posted on 07/09/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Morgana

Get a padded seat not one of those hard leather seats. Padded should at least help you somewhat


37 posted on 07/09/2014 12:04:43 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Morgana
79??? looks like the one i had in 1969...
38 posted on 07/09/2014 3:02:43 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

The style lasted a long time. Had one like it in 75.


39 posted on 07/09/2014 5:30:21 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

I remember banana seats and sissy bars. I am in my late 50’s so that 1979 pic is a bit modern for me. I remember getting in trouble cutting the front forks off of my sister’s old Murray and extending my Schwinn Stingray forks with them to make a ‘chopper’.


40 posted on 07/09/2014 6:32:53 PM PDT by Right Brother
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41 posted on 07/09/2014 8:53:09 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Morgana

I had a bike like that one as a kid in the early to mid-70’s, but it looked more like a chopper because the handlebars were long but angled a little differently.

Those were great bikes.


42 posted on 07/09/2014 8:57:05 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Morgana

I had a bike like that in 1972.


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