It’s not just great sex. A new study done by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that men who ejaculated more than 21 times a month had a 22 percent lower chance of developing prostate cancer than those who didn’t ejaculate as often.
According to America’s Prostate Cancer Foundation, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting men, apart from skin cancer. It will affect 1 in 7 men in their lifetime.
What are the detailed stats? 1 in 10,000 men under the age of 40 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and the numbers rise as men age. 1 in 38 men between 40 and 59 will get the disease and 1 in 14 between the ages of 60 and 69 will be diagnosed.
As for race factors, African American men are more likely to develop the disease than Caucasian men and they are nearly 2.4 times as likely to die from it-scary numbers. Take care. Asian men who live in Asia have the lowest risk of contracting the potentially deadly illness, and their chances rise dramatically if and when they move to North America.
And so, these new findings are great news. They do seem to offer an easy route towards lowering risk!
According to Jennifer Rider of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital though, while the news is good, the data is admittedly still just observational and should likely be taken with a grain of salt.
“At the same time,” she says, “given the lack of modifiable risk factors for prostate cancer, the results of this study are particularly encouraging.”