Monday, September 03, 2007

Help Avoid Prostate Cancer



From the researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (article referenced here)

Reduced Risk Prostate Cancer with Regular Ejaculation

An epidemiological study of 30,000 American men by Michael Leitzman, a cancer researcher at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, has found that men who enjoy an active sex life do not risk prostate cancer in later life.

There has been a suggested link with greater sexual activity and increased incidents of prostate cancer in previous scientific data because of the link with the male hormone testosterone and its effect on promoting cancer cell growth.

Leitzmann’s findings were that men who ejaculate between 13 and 20 times a month had a 14% lower risk of prostate cancer that men who ejaculated on average, between 4 and 7 times a month for most of their adult life.

Men who ejaculated upwards of 21 times a month had a 33% lower lifetime risk of prostate cancer than the baseline group.

Now, I've been mocked before about my "36 hour policy" whereupon if Schmoopie is not available or amorous, I'll tend to matters myself at that interval. Now I find that this may be a lifesaver too.

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13 Comments:

Blogger TTQ said...

good to know..

4:30 PM  
Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

The Australians came to the same conclusion many many years ago (God bless those Aussies) and I have been attempting to convince all who would listen of its soundness.

Leaving seamen too long in a submarine will result in all sorts of wanton occurences...

5:42 PM  
Blogger Hammer said...

I guess nocturnal emissions are good for the environment...

7:06 PM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Well now I always knew I wasn't so nasty~ Just been doing my part to keep my loved one healthy!!!

8:29 PM  
Blogger Lexcen said...

Sounds like good advice. Now for a good porn site...

1:42 AM  
Blogger Région Frontière said...

i read it as "ejaculate between 13 and 20 times a DAY" and almost fainted. i'm not sure how many people could manage 13-20 times a day. maybe i'm wrong.

6:17 AM  
Blogger meno said...

I think i'll invite my husband home for....lunch. You know, for his health.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

Meno, I was thinking the SAME DAMNED THING!!!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Irrelephant said...

You can go 36 hours between? Wow. You must have an iron sac, old bean, or a will of steel.

5:12 PM  
Blogger MacCurt said...

Myth
Masturbation causes hair to grow on your palms.

Fact
If 98% of adults have reported that they've masturbated at some time in their lives. I don't know anyone with hair on their palms. How about you?

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Slick said...

So, my masturbation procedures are actually decreasing my chances of prostate cancer?

Wait til my wife hears about this!

7:52 AM  
Blogger My Reflecting Pool said...

So, its not bad enough these poor bast*rds don't get laid enough in their life, they get cancer too? Darn, life is really not fair. Funny, but not fair. hahaha.

5:28 PM  
Blogger nic said...

Thank God you posted those pictures so I know how to keep myself from getting prostate cancer. Thanks for the input! I certainly don't want it!!

2:42 PM  

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