Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Bicycle riders over 45 leading injury list

Remember Secy John Kerry careening around in France and breaking his leg. He's 72, I think.

A new study at UC San Francisco shows bike accidents on the rise, with the most crashes hitting people over 45.

They looked a info from 1998 to 2013. Hospital admissions for bike mishaps more than doubled--especially head and torso injuries. (Sept JAMA)

The injuries were bad too--not just enough for the ER, but also for hospital admission.

One doctor said if a 25-yr-old and a 60-year-old get an injury, it's likely the 60-year-old's will be worse.

Head injuries went from 10% of the total to 16%.

Why? More speed racing, faster bikes, and maybe meaner cab drivers?

So take a spinning class--no cab drivers would ever go there..

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