A study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research has physicians in Japan claiming a link between motorcycling and erectile dysfunction (ED).
Researchers from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Kyoto and the Matsushita Memorial Hospital in Osaka reportedly studied 234 riders against 752 "controls." They found that 69 percent of the riders were diagnosed with ED. Moreover, they say the prevalence of ED in the rider group increased with age:
- Riders ages 20-29: 58 percent had ED
- Riders 30-39, 63 percent had ED
- Riders 40-49, 76 percent had ED
- Riders 50-59, a whopping 93 percent had ED.
Researchers say they found a significant increase in the prevalence of ED between the riders and the control group in all age groups. (Let the crotch rocket jokes begin.) Keep "up" on this story at www.dealernews.com.