Re: OMG, I TOLD YOU SO!!

Discussion in 'rec.bicycles.marketplace' started by Bob, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    NYC XYZ wrote:

    > http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/04/health/nutrition/04bike.html?8hpib
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    > EXCERPTS


    > In a bluntly worded editorial with the articles, Dr. Steven Schrader, a
    > reproductive health expert who studies cycling at the National
    > Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, said he believed that it
    > was no longer a question of "whether or not bicycle riding on a saddle
    > causes erectile dysfunction."


    Bluntly worded or not, an editorial is opinion not fact.

    > The link between bicycle saddles and impotence first received public
    > attention in 1997 when a Boston urologist, Dr. Irwin Goldstein, who had
    > studied the problem, asserted that "there are only two kinds of male
    > cyclists - those who are impotent and those who will be impotent."


    How exactly does the good doctor reconcile that statement with the
    following?

    > Just as many smokers do not get lung cancer, many cyclists will never
    > develop impotence from bicycle seats, the scientists said. What makes
    > one person more vulnerable than another is not known. Body weight seems
    > to matter: heavier riders exert more pressure on saddles. Variations in
    > anatomy may also make a difference.



    In other news, recent studies indicate that opinion and guesswork
    comprise 30% of all results of all studies. <g>

    Regards,
    Bob Hunt
     
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