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Painkillers Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on April 9, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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 Painkillers Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

Painkillers have been linked to lower the risk of colon cancer, according to researchers at the National Cancer Institute. The new study has pointed out that even people with a family history of colon cancer can benefit from aspirin or ibuprofen.

It was found that taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers (NSAIDs) was linked to an overall 20% lowered risk over 10-years. Taking pain-killers daily led to a 28% lowered risk, while the risk was lowered by 11% among weekly users.

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However scientists have not assessed the risks of taking pain-killers on a regular basis and therefore cannot make any public health recommendation.


Source: Medindia
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