Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Aspirin can reduce colorectal cancer

NSAIDs Treatment Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk ScienceDaily 7/26/07 "...A study of Medicare patients with osteoarthritis provides additional evidence that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin reduce the risk of colorectal cancer...Comparing information on 4,600 individuals with colorectal cancer to data from 100,000 controls, they found that a history of osteoarthritis was associated with a 15 percent reduction in the likelihood of a colorectal cancer diagnosis. A similar association was seen when total knee replacement was used as a marker for NSAID treatment..."

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