Cancer usually appears when we are exposed to high levels of stress and we fail to cope with it. Our bodies overheat with pressure, our minds become exhausted and ultimately we fail to protect ourselves from diseases and our immunity reaches a crisis level. Apart from that, cancer may be caused by wrong diets as well, pollution or certain pills or treatments that offer the worst side effects.
But there is a crack in everything and this is how the light gets in. New research has found that daily dose of one to two small aspirins taken for a long time, namely five years, can help lower risk of colorectal cancer. Daily doses of almost 75 to 150 mg of aspirin can cut the chances of developing colorectal cancer by 27%. Aspirin lowers the risk to develop colorectal cancer and this is great news for
The finding has also revealed that the continuous use of aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as the highly popular ibuprofen are linked with a risk reduction of 30 to 45%.
Researchers have looked into medical records of Danish individuals. 10.280 adults from the northern part of the country were diagnosed with colorectal cancer between 2004 and 2011. For each of the patients, researchers have identified 10 control group subjects who were sharing the same birth year and gender and lived in the same area but who did not have colorectal cancer.
According to the results of the study, people who took non-aspirin NSAIDs for at least five years were 30% to 40% less likely to have colorectal cancer, compared to those who didn’t take the painkillers. Ibuprofen and naproxen are two examples of anti-inflammatory drugs which could keep individuals away from developing colorectal cancer.
The results are amazing and are at the same time a very insightful proof for the way in which certain common drugs can bring double benefits to our health levels. There are also some potential side effects coming along with the extended use of common painkillers. Gastrointestinal bleeding can be caused by long aspirin treatments. There could also be a heightened risk for heart attack and stroke in individuals, so all aspects should be treated with care and attention.
Colorectal cancer is known to be the fourth most common type of non-skin cancer in the US and it is followed by lung, breast and prostate cancers, as the National Cancer Institute declares. No less than 132. 700 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. Statistics show that 49.700 American individuals die from colorectal cancer each year.
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