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Help out your man: Daily orgasms can help avoid prostrate cancer

The study showed that men who ejaculated more than 21 times a month had a 22% lower risk of getting the disease.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 28, 2015 17:37 IST
The study showed that men who ejaculated more than 21 times a month had a 22% lower risk of getting the disease.
The study showed that men who ejaculated more than 21 times a month had a 22% lower risk of getting the disease.(Shutterstock)

As if they needed another reason to ask for sex, a recent study has pointed out that men who have an orgasm every day have a lower risk of prostate cancer than men who do not ejaculate regularly.

The study showed that men who ejaculated more than 21 times a month had a 22% lower risk of getting the disease, the Mirror reported.

The study doesn’t give any reasons why the practice of ejaculation may help to stave off prostate cancer, but there are theories which have been made public previously.

The study doesn’t give any reasons why the practice of ejaculation may help to stave off prostate cancer, but there are theories which have been made public previously. (Shutterstock)

Jennifer Rider of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said that while these data are the most compelling to date on the potential benefit of ejaculation on prostate cancer development, they are observational data and should be interpreted somewhat cautiously.

She added “At the same time, given the lack of modifiable risk factors for prostate cancer, the results of this study are particularly encouraging.”

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According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, in 2012, there were more than 1.1 million cases of prostate cancer, making it accountable for 8% of all new cancer cases, and 15% of cancers in men.