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Can too much time on a bike lead to erectile dysfunction?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
While cycling is good for your heart and your legs, studies have shown that spending too much time sitting on a bicycle seat can affect your lift off. People who spend a long time on a bike are at greater risk for erectile dysfunction. It's important to find an erectile-friendly seat and make sure your bicycle fits properly to reduce the risk.
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