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The Daily Habit That Could Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

The Daily Habit That Could Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that women could lower their risk of developing ovarian cancer by 20 percent with one simple habit: taking aspirin every day.

Researchers analyzed data spanning multiple studies and involving nearly 8,000 women with ovarian cancer and almost 12,000 without to determine how taking aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), and non-aspirin NSAIDs (like ibuprofen) affect ovarian cancer risk.

For women taking acetaminophen, there was no link to ovarian cancer risk. For woman taking non-aspirin NSAIDs, the risk of ovarian cancer was 10 percent lower — a number that was found not to be statistically significant.

However, one med came out the winner—aspirin. Women who took aspirin daily were found to have a 20 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer than women who took aspirin just once a week. It’s an exciting finding, especially considering that more than 20,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year.

However, researchers stress that the study showed a link, not a cause-and-effect relationship. It’s also important to remember that daily aspirin use can come with side effects — including bleeding in the digestive tract — so it’s important to check in with your doctor before starting an aspirin routine.


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2:37PM PST on Mar 8, 2014

Interesting. I'd like to see follow up studies thou before its conclusions are jumped to.

5:41AM PST on Mar 4, 2014

Thanks for the info

11:41AM PST on Mar 1, 2014

worth knowing about

8:55AM PST on Feb 26, 2014

Interesting.

10:18PM PST on Feb 24, 2014

I'd like to see the citations on a claim like this. If you are concerned about ovarian cancer, check out Dr. Greger on NutritionFacts.org his site offers over 1600 short videos on double-blind placebo, controlled studies on foods, supplements and other things we eat and drink. I'd go with the researchers who are professionals in their field. His site offers amazing research, with lots of informative comments by other health researchers and knowledgeable
commentators.

8:58PM PST on Feb 24, 2014

Thanks.

3:48PM PST on Feb 22, 2014

thank you

3:23AM PST on Feb 20, 2014

Noted.

1:05AM PST on Feb 20, 2014

Thank you :)

10:37AM PST on Feb 19, 2014

NSAIDS gave me a life threatening bleeding duodenal ulcer which was, in fact, the largest one seen at that hospital. I was vomiting blood and I almost died and was in ICU for almost a week. So FORGET about the NSAIDS and make sure you are NOT iodine deficient so cancer risk will be a thing of the past... http://iodineresearch.com

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