In the UK prostate canceraffects nearly 50,000 people every year, and kills just over 10,000. To avoid developing the disease, doctors recommend a healthy, regular and balanced diet, staying active and going for regular screenings. But Harvard researchers seem to have found another way to reduce the risk: ejaculating!
To reach this conclusion, researchers observed the sexual habits of 32,000 men and concluded that those with the highest rate of ejaculation were also those who were the least likely to be at risk for prostate cancer. The study explains:
We found that men who reported a higher frequency of ejaculation in adulthood are less likely to be diagnosed later with prostate cancer. This large prospective study provides the strongest evidence to date of the beneficial role of ejaculation in the prevention of prostate cancer.
The magic number is…
The researchers even managed to establish the ideal number of ejaculations per month to reduce the risk. It may not exactly be daily, but it's not far off. Although surely overshooting the minimum wouldn't prove to be detrimental to your health.
Apparently the risk for prostate cancer is reduced by 33% through frequent self-pleasuring since they remove toxins from the body. But if you want to make sure you stay healthy, researchers say that good nutrition is the most important step.
Check out the video above for more on the study and to find out if you're in the healthy range or not...