Daily aspirin and cancer.Regular aspirin aspirin, acetyl derivative of salicylic acid (see salicylate) that is used to lower fever, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and thin the blood. Common conditions treated with aspirin include headache, muscle and joint pain, and the inflammation caused by rheumatic may not only protect your heart. It may also reduce your risks of cancer. Asitya Bardia and colleagues from the Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic: see Mayo, Charles Horace.
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See : Medicine , Rochester, USA analysed the cancer history of more than 22 000 postmenopausal post·men·o·paus·al
Of or occurring in the time following menopause.
postmenopausal Change of life Gynecology adjective Referring to the time in ♀ when menstrual periods stop for ≥ 1 yr women over a period of 12 years. Those women who reported taking aspirin regularly at the start of the study were 16% less likely to develop cancer and 13% less likely to die of it during the period of the study.
The only lifestyle factor that influenced the results was smoking, which reduced the positive effect slightly. Bardia suggests that aspirin's anti-inflammatory effects may be responsible, although a similar effect was not seen with other anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen ibuprofen (ī`byprō'fən), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces pain, fever, and inflammation. .
New Scientist, 21 April 2007.