Women who took aspirin every other day had a lower rate of colon cancer after 15 years compared with women who didn’t follow the regimen, according to a recent study.
The study followed up 40 000 women who were randomized to receive aspirin every other day or a placebo for an average of 18 years. Researchers found 47 fewer colon cancer cases and 56 fewer cases of gastrointestinal cancer in women who took aspirin compared with the placebo group. But they reported no overall reduction in all-cause mortality or decrease in cancers in the aspirin group.
From JAMA’s Daily News Site. JAMA. 2013;310(13):1330. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278414