Study Finds Multiple Female Sexual Partners Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk

Study Finds Multiple Female Sexual Partners Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk
shutterstock_183052919A group of researchers from the University of Montreal and the INRS - Institut Armand-Frappier, have published their latest findings where they state that men who have sex with more than 20 women during their lifetime have a lower risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. On the contrary, having more than 20 male partners is associated with a twofold higher risk of developing the malignancy. The study, published in the journal of Cancer Epidemiology by Marie-Elise Parent and Marie-Claude Rousseau, professors at university's School of Public Health, and their colleague Andrea Spence, analyzed data from the Montreal study PROtEuS (Prostate Cancer & Environment Study), where 3,208 men filled a questionnaire that included question regarding their sex lives. Among these men, 1,590 were diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1,618 men were included as controls. Researchers found that men diagnosed with prostate cancer, had twice the chance of having a relative with cancer. Surprisingly, the number of sexual partners was tightly linked with the probabilities of developing prostate cancer. Men who had never had sexual intercourse were more likely to develop this malignancy when compared to those who had. Furthermore, if a man had more than 20 different female sexual partners, they had a 28% lower risk of developing any type of prostate cancer, alon
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