Fun ways to help prevent prostate cancer


Fun ways to help prevent prostate cancer

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If you’re disturbed about the risk of prostate cancer, here are fun ways you may be interested to deal with it. New research implies that men could decrease their risk for prostate cancer by ejaculating frequently, giving men everywhere one more reason to celebrate in style.

Jennifer Rider, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston said, “There is no modifiable risk factor for developing prostate cancer. It would be exciting to tell men that there was a way to modify their risk.” However, she also warned that this is observational data that needs to be interpreted with caution.

The data for the study was gathered from almost 32,000 men in the prospective health professionals follow-up study, who have been followed for 18 years. During this time, 3,839 of them have been diagnosed with incident prostate cancer, 384 cases of which were fatal.

In 1992, all participants were asked the average frequency of ejaculation monthly from 20 years of age to 29 years and 40 to 49 years, and during the previous year. A lifetime average for each man was then deduced from these figures.

Potential confounders were taken into account and it was found that the risk for prostate cancer was 20% lower in men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month than in men who ejaculated 4 to 7 times a month.

This 20% risk reduction was observed at ages 20 to 29 and 40 to 49 and for the lifetime average.

Rider said, “We shouldn’t dwell on the exact numbers of ejaculation, but instead should focus on the dose–response relation. Safe sexual activity could be good for prostate health.”

The study found no link between frequency of ejaculation and the risk for high-grade, advanced, or lethal disease.

Several studies have reported that the frequency of ejaculation frequency may be linked to prostate cancer risk. However, according to Rider, this new data has greater impact as the study is prospective, whereas most other studies have been retrospective and the data are long term. She added that the study involves the largest cohort to date and looks at specific information on ejaculation.

However, one need to understand that there is no proven cancer prevention strategy. But you may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by choosing healthy diet and maintaining weight.

Overall, the comprehensive study has established that frequent sexual activity, with or without a partner, is good for your health. The ultimate goal is to avert men from budding prostate cancer. Many experts also advice for regular screenings for prostate cancer by a doctor that can help detect prostate cancer early — when it’s curable.

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