Aspirin reduces overall cancer and mortality rates

  1. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The regular use of aspirin, but not other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), is associated with a reduced incidence of cancer and cancer-related death, particularly among former smokers and those who never smoked.
    NSAIDs include commonly used analgesic drugs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, that are usually available over-the-counter.
    "The take-home message is that aspirin might have anti-cancer effects, but can also have adverse effects such as gastric bleeding. One should speak to his or her doctor about the risks and benefits of aspirin use," Bardia told Reuters Health.
    This study provides "provocative evidence that regular aspirin use may play a role in preventing the most common chronic diseases in western countries, namely cancer and heart disease," Bardia said in a statement.
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  3. by   gt4everpn
    Good Article, I will be sure to read the entire thing. Thanx!:spin: