The cancer is common with men over the age of 75
The cancer is common with men over the age of 75

An orgasm a day could cut prostate cancer risk

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK 

Mollie Goodfellow
Wednesday 30 December 2015 11:42

Men can reduce their risk of getting prostate cancer by having an orgasm a day, new research has shown.

Reaching orgasm and ejaculating, whether achieved through sex or masturbation, could cut the risk of the disease by a quarter.

The research, which was carried out by the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women Hospital, found that those who ejaculated more than 21 times a month had a 22 per cent lower risk of getting the cancer.

Jennifer Rider, a professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, said that as the research was observational it should be taken cautiously, adding: "At the same time, given the lack of modifiable risk factors for prostate cancer, the results of this study are particularly encouraging."

Cancer Research UK reports that in 2012, 43,436 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than a third of cases were diagnosed in men over 75.

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