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Frequent ejaculation may decrease prostate cancer risk


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Men who ejaculate more than 20 times a month less likely to report prostate cancer than those ejaculating less than 8 times per month.

26% reduction in risk of prostate cancer for men aged over 50.

Study does not prove cause - only that it is associated with a reduction in risk.

May help reduce stress or keep cell metabolism well regulated.

Cohort study following up male health professionals from 1992 for 18 years.

The study was published in the European Urology journal.

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Boston University School of Public Health

Public health graduate school, Boston University

European Urology

Medical journal covering research from all fields of urology.

Harvard Medical School

Graduate medical school of Harvard University

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Education of new generations of global health leaders.