Did you know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the US, besides skin cancer? It’s also the third leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. It’s estimated over 26,000 men die from prostate cancer every year.
In addition, over 160,000 men in the US will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. 92% of those with prostate cancer are found when the cancer is confined to the prostate organ or nearby organs.
Now, what would you say, if I told you that you could actually reduce those odds by doing something 21 times a month? Would you do it? What if that something was ejaculating?
A new Harvard University research study shows that if a man ejaculates at least 21 times a month, it can actually reduce his risk of prostate cancer.
Scientists from Harvard University say those frequent ejaculations help keep the semen-producing gland healthy.
The study was done on almost 32,000 men and published in the journal of European Urology. The men originally completed a questionnaire back in 1992 and were followed up to 2010. The men aged 20-29 and 40-49 recorded the frequency of their monthly ejaculations.
The Harvard research findings revealed that ejaculating at least 21 times a month significantly reduced the risk of prostate cancer in men aged 20-to-29 and 40-to-49. This was compared to ejaculating just four-to-seven times a month.
During the investigation 3,839 of the study’s participants were diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The researchers found that these high levels of sexual activity can actually reduce the risk of contracting prostate cancer by 33 %.
The key is… the optimum number of times of ejaculation – 21 times a month. Of course, if you calculate that out, that comes to roughly 252 times a year. That means 70% of the days in a year – for a man to get results and reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 33% – he needs to be ejaculating.
Evidently, the research suggests by ejaculating at least 21 times a day it helps to rid the gland of cancer-causing substances and infections.
Of course some factors that can raise the risk in prostate cancer include such things as: age (especially over 50), race or ethnicity (black men are of higher risk), family history (20%), and diet (high in animal fat).
Prostate cancer is more common in older men. In fact, 85% of the cases diagnosed are of men over 65 years of age.
Of course, the Harvard researchers also pointed out that an active sex life may be an indicator of good health in general, which in itself, could lower the risk of cancer:
“It’s not acceptable that we are seeing 40 per cent of prostate cancer diagnoses in the late stage, and a mortality rate that is unnecessarily high,” said Rebecca Porta, Orchid chief executive.
“Too many men are not facing up to prostate cancer and their own individual risk and they are not seeking help and advice earlier enough.
Therefore, it’s important to maintain a good diet, get good exercise, and get regular check-ups from your doctor.
So in summary, men who release themselves almost on a daily basis can reduce their chances for prostate cancer.