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Voyeurism Not Sex Prevents Cancer In The Over 50s

by | 30th, October 2014

prostate cancer

 

CAN lots of sex reduce the risk of prostate cancer? The NHS asks:

Could sex with 21 women ‘cut prostate risk’?

The Telegraph says it could:

Sex with 21 women lowers risk of prostate cancer, academics find

The University of Montreal has found that men who had sex with more than 20 women lower their prostate cancer risk

Is it true?

The Prostate Cancer Foundation  says:

High levels of sexual activity or frequent ejaculation have been rumored to increase prostate cancer risk. This is untrue. In fact, studies show that men who report more frequent ejaculations may have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

Having a vasectomy was originally thought to increase a man’s risk, but this has since been disproven.

It might not be sex but the exercise that helps. Prostate Cancer UK :

Exercising regularly throughout your life helps you stay healthy. It can help you keep to a healthy weight and may also help to lower your risk of prostate cancer and other health problems. The more physical activity you do, and the more vigorous the activity, the lower your risk of prostate cancer. But even a little is better than none at all.

Try these tips to help you do enough physical activity.

Find a sport or activity you enjoy.

You might find it more fun to exercise in a group or get outdoors.

Aim to do 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week enough to get out of breath, such as brisk walking, cycling or swimming.

Or you could do 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week, such as running, tennis or football.

You could also try a combination of moderate and vigorous exercise.

Does dogging prevent prostate cancer?

What about voyeurism?

This site reported in 2009:

Frequent masturbation in young men is linked to higher risk of early prostate cancer, but it lowers prostate cancer risk for men in their 50s, a study shows.

High levels of male sex hormones, or androgens, may increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer. But different studies of this question, done in different ways, have reached different conclusions.

To look at the question in a new way, a team of researchers at England’s University of Nottingham looked at whether men with more intense sex drives were at higher risk of prostate cancer.

Polyxeni Dimitropoulou, PhD; Rosalind Eeles, PhD, FRCP; and Kenneth R. Muir, PhD, obtained detailed sexual histories from 840 men. About half the men got prostate cancer by age 60, and about half did not have cancer.

The findings were surprising. Sexual intercourse did not affect prostate cancer risk. But frequent masturbation did in different ways, at different times of life.

“Frequent masturbation during men’s 20s and 30s increased their risk of prostate cancer,” Dimitropoulou tells WebMD. “But men in their 50s who masturbated frequently had decreased risk.”

Of course, masturbation frequency is relative.

For men in their 20s, “frequent masturbation” was two to seven times per week. Compared to same-age men who reported masturbating less than once per month, 20-something frequent masturbators had a 79% higher risk of prostate cancer by age 60.

For men in their 50s, “frequent masturbation” was one or more times per week. Compared to same-age men who reported never masturbating, 50-something frequent masturbators had a 70% lower risk of prostate cancer.

The NHS takles a look at that headline-making report:

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