Taking aspirin once a week helps fight stomach cancerFebruary 6th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Taking aspirin once a year could reduce your chance of developing stomach cancer, according to researchers.
And taking a tablet once a week could cut the risk by almost half, the researchers added.
The study of more than 300,000 people found that those who had taken aspirin at least once in the previous 12 months were more than a third less likely to develop cancer in the middle or lower parts of the stomach than people who had taken none, reports the Daily Express.
Those who had taken any other sort of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as ibuprofen, were 32 per cent less likely to suffer the cancer, the study found.
People who took them weekly saw their risk drop by 43 per cent.
The study has been published in the British Journal of Cancer.
The research followed people for around seven years and analysed their use of painkillers.
Study author Dr Christian Abnet, based at the National Cancer Institute in Maryland in the US, said: “We found that the risk of middle and lower stomach cancer was lower in people who had taken aspirin, and this risk lowered the more regularly they took it.” (ANI)
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