There is disagreement among medical professionals about the effects of bicycle riding on prostate problems. Here are some conjectures and facts associated with this. Unfortunately, due to the lack of awareness of many prostate problems, this area is still largely unexplored in medical science.
According to research, there is no correlation between bicycle riding and prostate cancer. No tests or research have ever corroborated the two.
This is an inflammation of the prostate. It is often bacterial in nature and is not directly attributed to bicycle riding. However, prolonged bike riding can irritate prostastis further.
Prostate Specific Antigen
PSA is produced in higher levels in men who ride bicycles longer distances. PSA is also found in higher levels in men with prostate cancer, but the two seem to be unrelated.
Prostatic Acid Phosphatase
PAP is an enzyme produced by the prostate. Higher levels of this enzyme are found in men with prostate problems, however there is no correlation between bicycle riding and increased PAP levels.
Wider seats keep a cyclist from irritating prostastis or other prostate problems. The more comfortable the seat, the less pressure put on fewer areas around the prostate.
Article Written By Heather Broeker
Originally from North Carolina, Heather Broeker studied journalism and advertising at the University of North Carolina. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for Fox Searchlight, Fox Reality and later as a writer and marketing director. Broeker now lives in Los Angeles and runs Head Over Heels, a writing and public relations company.