Aussie study recommends more sex for men in their 40s for healthy prostate

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Prostate
The prostate gland often becomes enlarged when men reach their 40s. American Cancer Society

A new report released on Monday to coincide with the celebration of Prostate Awareness Month would surely be welcomed by many Australian men. Natural health researcher Warren Matthews recommends that as early as their 40s, men should adopt “natural preventive approaches to improve prostate health, including having more sex.

The recommendation, found in the study “Prostate Health… Sex, Lies and Misconceptions” also discusses the pros and cons of the digital prostate exam and other interventions used to diagnose and treat enlarged prostate glands and prostate cancer. The Christchurch-based researcher also tackled the side effects of drugs used to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperlasia, reports Themorningbulletin.

Matthews’s findings confirm what a Harvard Medical School study, which came out in May, that not only more sex but daily orgasms help protect men over 40 from prostate cancer. The study of 32,000 healthy males found that men in the age bracket 40 to 49, who ejaculated at least 22 times a month, had 20 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer compared to males who had orgasms only at least seven times a month.

Matthews cited the side effects of unnecessary interventions for issues involving the prostate gland such as erectile dysfunction, incontinence and rectal bleeding which could have a dramatic impact on a man’s sexual well-being and self-esteem. Instead, he emphasises, “It’s time for men to fight prostate cancer by understanding what clinically-proven natural alternatives are available, and practice prevention much earlier.”

By being proactive about their prostate health through indulging in more sex, men would hopefully not become one of the 13 men who would develop prostate cancer before they reach 75, according to data from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, reports Stuff.co.nz.

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