Scientists have discovered that men who hold their mobile phones more than four hours a day are more likely to suffer from impotence than those who cap their cell phone usage to less than two hours.
A group of male participants were divided into two groups for the study: one featuring men suffering erectile dysfunction problems and another featuring healthy men. It found that those who had previously suffered from erectile problems carried their phones for a “significantly longer time” than those men without erectile dysfunction, despite any significant differences across age, smoking habits or testosterone levels. But scientists claim more research is needed.
“This prospective pilot study showed that there may be a relation between cell phone usage and erectile dysfunction (ED),” said Lead author Badereddin Mohamad Al-Ali.
“Men with ED use their phones longer than men without ED, [and] men who have ED carry their switched-on cell phones significantly longer than men who do not have ED.
“Our study showed the total time of exposure to the cell phone is much more important than the relatively short duration of intense exposure during phone calls.”