Does Aspirin Prevent Breast Cancer?


A new study of 116,181 women suggest taking aspirin may reduce the risk of breast cancer in women.  Women between the ages of 51 and 70 who took the painkiller at least twice a week over a five year period, showed a 40% reduction in breast cancer risks.

Though this study is provocative, U.S. doctors caution that it is too early to begin recommending women to start an aspirin regiment. This preliminary study shows an association but does not prove a cause and effect.  Any long term use of aspirin can have side effects such as stomach bleeding and ulcers.

Still this is encouraging information and the basis for new studies, which may determine frequency and dosages recommendations.  Please consult your physician before starting any medicine regiment.

Reference: Health – 124

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