Friday, April 29, 2016

Best Evidence Yet!: Ejaculation Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk

NEW ORLEANS — Good news, men: you may be able to decrease your risk for prostate cancer by ejaculating — frequently, according to research presented here at American Urological Association 2015 Annual Meeting.



The frothy advice is not new but is now backed up by the "strongest evidence to date" on the subject, according to lead author Jennifer Rider, ScD, MPH, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

"There is no modifiable risk factor for developing prostate cancer," Dr Rider told Medscape Medical News. "It would be exciting to tell men that there was a way to modify their risk."

However, she noted that these are observational data and urged caution when "interpreting them."
The results are "fascinating," said Jesse Sammon, MD, a urologist at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, who attended Dr Rider's presentation. "It was the highlight of the session on cancer epidemiology; the moderator called it the 'study most likely to be tweeted'."

These are "incredibly high-quality data," said Dr Sammon, who was not involved with the study.
The data come from nearly 32,000 men in the prospective Health Professionals Follow-up Study, who now have been followed for 18 years.......CLICK HERE to read the whole article.

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