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Aspirin Reduces Cancer Risk

Aspirin Reduces Cancer Risk
Aspirin asa pain reliever

The humble aspirin tablet has once again been shown to lower the likelihood of developing cancer. A number of studies have hinted that aspirin may have anti-cancer potential, but the benefit was not the same in every study.
In a new analysis, health records of more than 100,000 American adults were examined for ten years. When first recruited to the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort, these seniors filled out detailed questionnaires that included their history of aspirin use. They also responded to questions every two years throughout the study. The scientists found that those who took aspirin daily lowered their risk of digestive tract cancers by 40 percent. Doctors caution, however, that taking aspirin can increase the possibility of dangerous gastrointestinal bleeding and that it should not be undertaken without medical supervision.
[Journal of the National Cancer Institute, online, Aug. 10, 2012]

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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