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Aspirin Use May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer

HealthDay reports that a new study conducted by the National Cancer Institute has found that taking aspirin may reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer in women. Researchers analyzed data from 12 other studies “that involved nearly 8,000 women with ovarian cancer and close to 12,000 women without the disease to determine how the use of aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) affected the risk of ovarian cancer.” Results showed that women who took aspirin regularly had a 20% lower risk of developing ovarian cancer. Researchers note that “although the study showed an association between aspirin use and a lower risk of ovarian cancer, it did not prove a cause-and-effect link.”

Read the article published by HealthDay.

Read the study by the National Cancer Institute.