After visiting with Greg Mumm from BlueRibbon Coalition (www.wearebrc.org)  last night who had just rode his motorcycle 15000 miles in 15 weeks, I was wondering if this type of activity would increase the potential for Prostate Cancer.  I couldn’t find any reference to Motorcycles, but I would say Bicycles would be comparable…

 

Regular bicycle riding does not cause prostate cancer, and it may even reduce your risk for developing it.

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Screening for elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is used to detect prostate cancer. Dr. H. Ballentine Carter, urologist at Johns Hopkins School of medicine, reports that long-distance cyclists do not have prostate trauma that can cause PSA levels to increase. Dr. Martin Resnick, MD, also reports that a common misconception is that Lance Armstrong, a 7-time Tour de France winner, had prostate cancer caused by cycling. Dr. Resnick states that this is not true, and that Armstrong had testicular cancer, another type of cancer not related to cycling.

To get the benefits associated with exercise, including lowering your risk for prostate and other types of cancer, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise on four or more days each week.

To Read More of the Article and the Information go to: http://www.livestrong.com/article/321648-bicycle-riding-prostate-cancer/

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