Study: Ejaculate More, Have Less Prostate Cancer Risk

As if we needed more reason’s that being Gay or bisexual men and having more sex that our straight counterparts is a benefit…

via Medscape Monday, April 4, 2016

A study on ejaculation and prostate cancer risk, which made a big splash at last year’s annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), was published online March 29 in European Urology.

The publication provides greater detail on the main finding: that men might be able to lower their risk for prostate cancer by ejaculating frequently.

“This large prospective study provides the strongest evidence to date of a beneficial role of ejaculation in prevention of prostate cancer,” write the researchers, led by Jennifer Rider, ScD, MPH, a cancer epidemiologist at the Boston University School of Public Health.

However, another expert threw the requisite cold water on any firm conclusion.

“Association does not mean causation, so one has to be cautious about interpretation,” Janet Stanford, PhD, MPH, a prostate cancer researcher at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle, who was not involved in the study, said about the observational data.

The data come from 31,925 men in the prospective Health Professionals Follow-up Study, who were followed from 1992 to 2010. The average age of the men in 1992 was about 59 years.  …more