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Frequent Ejaculation May Be Good for Prostate

Sexual Activity Doesn't Raise Prostate Cancer Risk, May Have Protective Effects

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"This one study doesn't warrant any recommendations. Men shouldn't go out and start changing their habits," says Leitzmann.

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. They estimate that about 230,900 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed this year in the U.S., and close to 30,000 American men will die of this disease.

The exact cause of prostate cancer is unknown, and the only proven risk factors for the disease are increasing age, family history of the disease, and race or nationality (prostate cancer is most common in North America and Europe). A diet high in fat or red meat and lack of physical activity are also thought to increase the risk of prostate cancer. Many experts believe that regular screenings for prostate cancer by a doctor can help find prostate cancer early -- when it's curable.

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