According to the latest findings of the researchers at Mayo Clinic, Minnesota 'taking aspirin and other similar painkillers reduces the risk of developing enlarged prostates up to 50%.' The results of this study were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that could make urination difficult or trigger a need to urinate frequently - added the doctors. More than half of the men in their seventies are affected by this condition.
"We would not recommend that every man go out and take aspirin, but if they are already taking it regularly for other reasons, our findings suggest another benefit as well." Dr. Jenny St. Sauver, chief researcher of the team said.
Doctors at Mayo clinic are likely to pursue the study on NSAIDS as the recent findings have reported that the drugs reduce the risk of prostate cancer apart from preventing heart diseases and arthritis symptoms.
NSAIDs are also associated with possible side effects like stomach ulcers, disruption of the blood clotting system and asthma attacks.