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Frequent ejaculation may be linked to decreased risk of prostate cancer

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 08 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:851
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Frequent ejaculation is not associated with a higher risk for prostate cancer but may be linked to a decreased risk of the cancer.

    Sexual activity has been previously believed to play a role in the development of prostate cancer. Dr Michael Leitzmann of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues, examined the association between ejaculation frequency (including sexual intercourse, nocturnal emission, and masturbation) …

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