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Regular Aspirin Use Linked To Reduced Lung Cancer Risk


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Regular Aspirin Use Linked To Reduced Lung Cancer Risk


April 4, 2009 8:14 p.m. EST

David Goodhue - AHN Reporter

Miami, FL (AHN) - Regular aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may slightly reduce a person's risk of developing lung cancer, according to a recent study.

Researchers with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center assessed data of more than 77,000 men and women between the aged of 50 and 76 years old. They found an 18-percent reduction in the risk of lung cancer in people taking aspirin and other NSAIDs consistently for 10 years.

The study's authors note that there are some serious side effects associated with aspirin, such as stomach bleeding. They urged the development of aspirin without those side effects.

Regular aspirin use had already been linked to a reduced risk of cancers of the colon, breast, prostate, gastric system, esophagus and pancreas, according to CancerConsultants.com.

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