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Long-Term Use of Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Death From Colorectal Cancer

Previous research has suggested that taking aspirin regularly may help reduce the risk of heart and stroke. Now a new study suggests that long-term, regular use of aspirin prior to a diagnosis of colorectal cancer may help reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer. 

Participants in the study included 2,686 adults who took part in the Cancer Prevention Study-II Nutrition Cohort. All were cancer-free at the beginning of the study and were diagnosed with colorectal cancer during the study period. Participants reported aspirin and non-aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) usage at baseline, 5 years later, and every 2 years after that.

The researchers found that long-term, regular use (at least 15 times per month) before diagnosis was associated with a reduced risk of death from colorectal cancer compared to those who did not use aspirin at all. Regular use of aspirin prior to diagnosis was also associated with a lower rate of tumor spread. Regular use of aspirin after diagnosis was not significantly associated with a reduced risk of mortality, although it was associated with better outcomes compared to those who did not use aspirin at all. No such benefits were found for NSAID’s.

The study was conducted by researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It was published on February 2, 2021 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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