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Masturbation still healthy

2008-04-23 16:49:33.455314+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Masturbation may prevent prostate cancer:

The researchers surveyed more than 1,000 men who had developed prostate cancer, and 1,250 men who had not. They found that men who had ejaculated the most between the ages of 20 and 50 were the least likely to get cancer. Men who ejaculated more than five times each week were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer.

I think we've talked about this study or a similar one before, because I remember considering that ejaculations from partner sex had higher risks from other factors, which is why masturbation caused such a huge spike.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-23 20:18:30.2678+00 by: topspin

Hmmm.... since I'm 50, I wonder if I can still have a hand in lowering my risk or if all my chances have already been blown?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-23 21:34:46.5939+00 by: Dan Lyke

I can't tell if the advantages are still within your grasp, but since life expectancy just keeps rising I'd gather that there'd be benefits coming.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-23 22:08:15.321628+00 by: topspin

Whew..... thanks, Dan. That's a load off....

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-23 23:42:18.312132+00 by: meuon

Get a grip on things, please.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-04-24 01:16:17.272147+00 by: polly

<sigh> just when it was getting good!