Daily aspirin may reduce risk of common type of breast cancer

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:53 in Health & Medicine

Taking aspirin on a daily basis may lower women`s risk of a particular type of breast cancer, according to results published in BioMed Central`s open access journal Breast Cancer Research. In this large study, aspirin use was linked to a small reduction in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers. However, unlike in some previous research, aspirin and related painkillers were not found to reduce the total risk of breast cancer.

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