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Does masturbating increase risk of prostate cancer?

Frequent masturbation in young men is associated with higher risk of initial prostate cancer, but it lowers prostate cancer risk for men in their 50s, a research shows.

Researchers suggest that young men genetically predisposed to have hormone-sensitive prostate cancer will be at higher risk if their bodies naturally produce high levels of male hormones — the same hormones that give them an intense sex drive.
However, that’s not the case for older men. Masturbation itself may actually be helpful in older men, where the prostate gland get rid of fluids that may contain cancer-causing substances. High levels of male sex hormones, or androgens, may increase a man’s risk of prostate cancer.
It is also said that higher the times masturbation is done in a month by a man, lesser are the chances of getting prostrate cancer in the later years of life irrespective of any age group. Eating habits also needs to be checked to avoid chances of getting prostrate cancer.