Men who have an orgasm a day are less likely to develop prostate cancer, new research suggests
Published 21/05/2015 | 13:36
An orgasm a day can keep the doctor away according to new research which suggests that men who climax each day are less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Researchers in Harvard Medical School found that having an orgasm daily can reduce the likelihood of developing prostate cancer by 20pc.
The scientists studied more than 32,000 men over 18 years, 4,000 of whom developed prostate cancer later in life.
Men in their forties who ejaculated at least 21 times per month were 22pc less likely to develop the disease than those who orgasmed between four and seven times monthly.
Dr Jennifer Rider of Harvard Medical School said: "While this data is the most compelling to date on the potential benefit of ejaculation on prostate cancer development, they are observational data and should be interpreted somewhat cautiously."
In 2012, researchers in the University of Montreal published their study which suggested that men who have slept with more than 20 women were 19pc less likely to develop prostate cancer.
In Ireland men have a one in ten chance of developing the disease and after skin cancer is the second most common cancer in men.