This quote was taken from an article article published in The Lancet , March 21 2012 and reviewed in Internal Medicine News 4/1/12
They study data from 51 randomized studies comparing daily aspirin use vs. no aspirin and adults who take a daily aspirin have a 15 % reduction in death from cancer compared to the non-aspirin control group. Cancer death reduction was 37 % in the groups taking aspirin for over 5 years
If you look at the numbers :
the overall 15 % reductions in deaths in the 51 studies reviewed ( 79,549 patients )
562 aspirin users compared to 664 non- aspirin users.
In the 34 studies following patients for over 5 years ( 69,000 patients )
92 deaths in the aspirin users compared to 145 deaths in the non -aspirin users
In 6 studies of patients (35,500 patients ) taking low dose aspirin 72 mg/day for longer than 3 years
deaths in female aspirin users - 324 compared to 421 in non-aspirin users
deaths in male aspirin users - 192 compared to 245 in non - aspirin users
Daily aspirin has an absolute cancer risk reduction of 3.13 per 1000 patient per year.
This is more good news for us aspirin takers.
Question . What other diabetes medication also reduces our risk of cancer ?
Have fun , be smart and take your aspirin