Da uno studio su un gruppo di uomini con difficoltà di erezione in confronto con un gruppo sano, dopo vari test su quella specifica funzione si è trovata una correlazione positiva non tanto con l'uso del cellulare, ma con l'abitudine di portarselo dietro a contatto con il corpo !
Cell phone usage and erectile function
Al-Ali BM, Patzak
J, Fischereder K, Pummer K, Shamloul R. Cell phone usage and erectile
function. Central European Journal of Urology. 2013;66(1):75-7. doi:
10.5173/ceju.2013.01.art23. Epub 2013 Apr 26.
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this pilot
study was to report our experience concerning the effects of cell phone
usage on erectile function (EF) in men.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: We
recruited 20 consecutive men complaining of erectile dysfunction (ED)
for at least six months (Group A), and another group of 10 healthy men
with no complaints of ED (Group B). Anamnesis, basic laboratory
investigations, and clinical examinations were performed. All men
completed the German version of the Sexual Health Inventory for Men
(SHIM) for evaluation of the International Index of Erectile Function
(IIEF), as well as another questionnaire designed by our clinicians that
assessed cell phone usage habits.
RESULTS: There was no significant difference between both groups
regarding age, weight, height, and total testosterone (Table 1). The
SHIM scores of Group A were significantly lower than that of Group B,
11.2 ±5 and 24.2 ±2.3, respectively. Total time spent talking on the
cell phone per week was not significantly higher in Group A over B, 17.6
±11.1 vs. 12.5 ±7 hours. Men with ED were found to carry their
'switched on' cell phones for a significantly longer time than those
without ED, 4.4 ±3.6 vs. 1.8 ±1 hours per day.
CONCLUSIONS: We found a potential correlation with cell phone usage
and a negative impact on EF. Further large-scale studies confirming our
initial data and exploring the mechanisms involved in this phenomenon