Study to investigate if Fish Oil and Aspirin would help against bowel cancer

September 22nd, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Sep 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study by researchers from the University of Leeds will investigate whether consuming two pills of combination of fish oil and aspirin a day could help avert bowel cancer problems. 

The research will have a subject of not less than 1,000 people in England. The study is scheduled for next year. The exact date of the study is yet to be fixed but it is believed that the study will commence in April or May of next year.

The bowel cancer is the third most common form of cancer that affects people worldwide with some one million people diagnosed annually in new cases. The cancer develops as tiny slow growing nodules on the bowel walls, which over time become deadly.

Previous research into fish oil and aspirin has shown that some elements in the two substances can offer some protection against bowel cancer problems. The new research will monitor the effects the pills will have on the research subjects over the period.

The project is named, NHS Bowel cancer Screening Programme (BCSP).

The research will be beneficial considering that some of the drugs used to treat the condition currently have been found to increase the risk of heart attack.

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