Men who had early sexual intercourse, more likely to develop prostate cancer


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Researchers from the Cancer Council NSW (Cancer Council NSW) was able to detect new risk factors for developing prostate cancer. They found that there is a correlation between sexual activity and the probability of developing prostate cancer.

The authors, led Visalini Nair-Shalliker (Visalini Nair-Shalliker) examined 10 thousand men and found that the more men had sexual partners, the higher was the risk of prostate cancer. At risk were those who succeeded more than 7 partners – the likelihood of developing prostate cancer they have proved to be doubled in comparison with those, who were not more than three.

Among other risk factors: early age at first sex (under 17 years), early puberty and sexually active – more than five orgasms a month. All this increased the likelihood of developing the disease.

The authors, however, emphasize that the presence of a large number of sexual partners does not always provoke the development of prostate cancer. They do not believe they have the right to give advice concerning sexual activity, as the risk of developing prostate cancer is affected by many other factors.

So, it has been shown that this form of cancer often develops in obese men, but asthma, diabetes, circumcision, erection problems or a vasectomy on the chance of developing prostate cancer had no effect.

In order to draw attention to the research of prostate cancer, some men do in November start to grow a moustache. Thus they support the Movember Foundation (Movember), gathering funds for the treatment and study of this cancer.

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