Thursday, December 3, 2009

Using Aspirin May Increase Colon Cancer Survival Rates

aspirin Researchers tracked 1,300 patients with colon cancer over 12 years. Those who started taking aspirin after their diagnosis had a 47% lower risk of dying from the disease than non-users.

Aspirin was most effective against the type of colon cancer tumor that overproduces the COX-2 enzyme.

This study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, August 2009.

See your doctor since there is a potential for side effects from taking aspirin.

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