CONHEÇA A PESQUISA
Título original: Long-term effect of aspirin on cancer risk in carriers of hereditary colorectal cancer: an analysis from the CAPP2 randomised controlled trial
Onde foi divulgada: revista Lancet
Quem fez: Dezenas de médicos de 43 centros em 16 países
Instituição: Cancer Research UK, no Reino Unido
Dados de amostragem: 861 participantes foram escolhidos aleatoriamente para receber 600 miligramas de aspirina ou placebo
Resultado: Os resultados mostraram que entre os participantes do grupo que tomava aspirina regularmente houve 63% menos casos de câncer colorretal
Aspirin -- Maybe, and with a Dose of Caution.
Should you take aspirin to prevent cancer? The jury’s still out, but at least some evidence points that way. A large study published in 2010 found that daily use of low-dose aspirin can cut the risk of death due to certain cancers (primarily lung, colorectal, and esophageal cancer) by as much as 21%.
But regular aspirin use can come with side effects, especially stomach bleeding and irritation. Most experts say it’s way too soon to recommend a cancer-fighting aspirin a day.
“We’d all like preventing cancer to be as easy as taking a little pill, but the fact is that you’ll reduce your cancer risk much more by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, and eating fruits and vegetables than you will by taking aspirin,” Ruffin says.
Talk to your doctor before you start taking aspirin on a regular basis for any reason.