New Study Reveals How Cycling Affects Men

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American Urological Association
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The vice president of Heron Therapeutics in California, Erol Onel provides scientific leadership to a team seeking approval for a long-acting non-opioid drug. Erol Onel belongs to numerous organizations, including the American Urological Association (AUA).

The AUA, an organization dedicated to advocating for the urology specialty, recently released the results of a study that examined how urinary functions and sexual health are affected by cycling. The study was presented at the organization’s annual meeting in May of 2017.

The study examined close to 4,000 men. Of these, 63 percent regularly cycled without swimming or running, while the other 37 percent swam or ran without cycling.

Based on the results of the study, cyclists did not experience a decrease in erectile function when compared to non-cyclists. Cyclists also did not experience more urinary tract symptoms and had a higher Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) score, on average, than their non-cycling counterparts. However, a higher percentage of cyclists did experience perineal numbness.

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