Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Study: Aspirin Reduces Bowel Cancer Risk by 63%

Generic regular strength enteric coated 325mg ...Image via WikipediaTwo aspirin pills a day may keep the oncologist away, according to a study spanning more than a decade published in The Lancet medical journal.

Participants who took 600 milligrams of the common painkiller daily for at least two years had a 63 percent lower rate of colorectal cancer than those who took a placebo, according to the study led by John Burn, a professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University in England. The participants all were carriers of Lynch Syndrome, a genetic condition that predisposes a person to developing certain cancers.

Link: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-28/aspirin-reduces-bowel-cancer-risk-by-63-percent-in-study.html
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