Sunday, October 16, 2011

Study: Fellatio may significantly decrease the risk of breast cancer in women

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Study: Fellatio may significantly decrease the

risk of breast cancer in women

(AP) --


who perform the act of fellatio and swallow semen on a regular

basis, one to two times a week, may reduce their risk of breast

cancer by up to 40 percent, a North Carolina State University

study found.

Doctors had never suspected a link between the

act of fellatio and breast cancer, but new research being performed

at North Carolina State University is starting to suggest that

there could be an important link between the two.


a study of over 15,000 women suspected of having performed regular

fellatio and swallowed the ejaculatory fluid, over the past ten

years, the researchers found that those actually having performed

the act regularly, one to two times a week, had a lower occurance

of breast cancer than those who had not. There was no increased

risk, however, for those who did not regularly perform.


think it removes the last shade of doubt that fellatio is actually

a healthy act," said Dr. A.J. Kramer of Johns Hopkins School of

Medicine, who was not involved in the research. "I am surprised

by these findings, but am also excited that the researchers may

have discovered a relatively easy way to lower the occurance of

breast cancer in women."


University researchers stressed that, though breast cancer is

relatively uncommon, any steps taken to reduce the risk would

be a wise decision.

"Only with regular occurance will your chances

be reduced, so I encourage all women out there to make fellatio

an important part of their daily routine," said Dr. Helena Shifteer,

one of the researchers at the University. "Since the emergence

of the research, I try to fellate at least once every other night

to reduce my chances."


study is reported in Friday's Journal of Medical Research.


1991, 43,582 women died of breast cancer, as reported by the National

Cancer Institute.


Len Lictepeen, deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer

Society, said women should not overlook or "play down" these findings.

"This will hopefully change women's practice and

patterns, resulting in a severe drop in the future number of cases,"

Lictepeen said.

Sooner said the research shows no increase in

the risk of breast cancer in those who are, for whatever reason,

not able to fellate regularly.

"There's definitely fertile ground for more research.

Many have stepped forward to volunteer for related research now

in the planning stages," he said.

Almost every woman is, at some point, going to

perform the act of fellatio, but it is the frequency at which

this event occurs that makes the difference, say researchers.

Also key seems to be the protein and enzyme count in the semen,

but researchers are again waiting for more test data.


reasearch consisted of two groups, 6,246 women ages 25 to 45 who

had performed fellatio and swallowed on a regular basis over the

past five to ten years, and 9,728 women who had not or did not

swallow. The group of women who had performed and swallowed had

a breast cancer rate of 1.9 percent and the group who had not

had a breast cancer rate of 10.4 percent.

"The findings do suggest that there are other

causes for breast cancer besides the absence of regular fellatio,"

Shafteer said. "It's a cause, not THE cause."


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