Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for certain cancers
Posted on:05 Mar 2016 09:24:21
05 March 2016 Current Affairs GK: Regular low doses of aspirin for at least six years has been linked to a modestly-reduced overall risk for gastrointestinal tract cancers, especially colorectal cancers, according to JAMA Researchers looked at the association of aspirin with cancer among 135,965 women and men enrolled in two large U.S. studies of health care professionals They found 20,414 cancers among 88,084 women and 7,571 cancers among 47,881 men during a 32-year follow-up.Regular use of aspirin two times or more per week was associated with a 3 percent lower risk for overall cancers, which was mostly due to a 15 percent lower risk for gastrointestinal tract cancers and a 19 percent lower risk for cancers of the colon and rectum, according to the resultsHowever, regular use of aspirin was not associated with a lower risk for other major cancers, such as breast, prostate or lung, the authors report.
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