Results of a new study show that long term use of aspirin or some other NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) may help to decrease precancerous lesions risk that can become the cause ofcolorectal cancer.
Dr. John A Baron, who co-authored the study, says: “It’s quite clear that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs seem to interfere with the growth of cancer in the bowel.”
“Now our study serves as a building block, the way we understand what we understand from it, as it reveals about the two things: If you use these drugs for a short duration and then stop using them, you may not get a big get back when it comes to tumor risk for adenoma. Secondly, if you go on taking the drugs over time, its benefits for protection will continue.”
The study has been published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Feb. 18 issue.
In their study the researchers looked for the people who had been using aspirin for quite long time as a part of a study on Folate Polyp. These nearly 1100 participants of the study had a higher risk for developing colorectal cancer due to a polyp development history.