According to a recent study, it was revealed that the likelihood of getting prostate cancer is much lower in middle-aged virgins, compared to already sexually active men.
The study was carried out by Scientists, who compiled data from 220,000 men aged 40- 69. The result of it was that virgins have half the risk of getting prostate cancer when compared to men who were sexually active. It was as a matter of fact revealed that, the virgins were 47% less likely to develop the cancerous disease.
Based on the research carried out by Oxford University, the tendency increases to 1 in 16 virgins.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. In the UK, 1 in every 8 is being diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime, with 43,000 cases every year.
“Infections passed during sex, raising prostate cancer risk, could be a possibility.” Professor Tim Key said to The Sun.
Low testosterone levels are also a possible explanation. We know it is a protective factor against prostate cancer. And as it is a sex hormone, it may explain why these men are less interested in sex.
The Professor also explained that low testosterone levels in virgins, may have contributed to the lower levels in diagnosis. “It is a huge study, but there were only about 20 cases of men who had not has sex before.” He added.
It turned out that in obese men, the risk was slashed by a quarter, meaning that there was a lower risk of the disease in the fat ones. “it may be that it is harder to detect cancer in the fat men.
Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Usually prostate cancer grows slowly and is initially confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or even no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.