Taking low-dose aspirin is a every day routine for many individuals as a result of it could decrease the danger for coronary heart assaults and strokes, and a few analysis has tied it to a decrease danger of colorectal most cancers. Now a brand new examine in JAMA Oncology suggests it could decrease the danger for ovarian most cancers as effectively.
Researchers adopted greater than 200,000 ladies for greater than 25 years, recording information on way of life, well being components and illness outcomes and updating info with periodic interviews.
They discovered 1,054 instances of ovarian most cancers. After adjusting for different variables, they discovered that girls who took a child aspirin — 100 milligrams or much less — had a 23 % lowered danger for ovarian most cancers in contrast with those that didn’t. They discovered no danger discount for individuals who took an ordinary 325-milligram tablet.
“Our examine has limits,” mentioned the lead creator, Mollie E. Barnard, a postdoctoral fellow on the Huntsman Most cancers Institute on the College of Utah, “however we do have potential information, and a really giant pattern adopted over a protracted time period. And we had been ready to have a look at normal and low-dose individually.”
Dr. Barnard mentioned that girls ought to speak with their physician earlier than taking low-dose aspirin. “If future analysis confirms our findings, conversations on the dangers and advantages of low-dose aspirin use could broaden to incorporate ovarian most cancers prevention,” she mentioned.