TAKE -THAT-, CYTOKINES!!!
Fresh from stocking up the Guns ‘n’ Roses Reunion Tour with Hoffman’s other invention, Professor Peter Rothwell from Oxford and his colleagues have reported their results from Not 1, NOT Two, but THREE huge meta-analysis-studies on the magical cure-all.
And the results really are near-freaking-magical.
-As a matter of fact, so is the mere existence of the Rothwell group’s study in the first place; because they found out about the benefits simply from accidental-curiosity.
The team’s Initial study targets were Originally directed just at cardiovascular issues; and they only found the Cancer results by choosing to look at Other significant diseases they could measure, sort-of for the hell of it.
So: In the meta-studies of as many as 77,000+ people, 50+ trials, and reaching as far back as 1950, it turns out taking a dose of 75-300mg of Aspirin per day was associated with a 25% reduced risk of developing cancer.
In an interesting turn, the present study contradicts their older work abit.
The team had previously reported that the health-benefits of Aspirin took affect only at the 10-year mark.
This New research says people experienced the benefits as early as 3-5 years.
If participants took the drug for even longer, their cancer-reduction benefits turned out to be even Greater; -about a 37% reduction.
And if that wasn’t BOOM! enough for you, the Aspirin also seemed to keep pre-existing cancers from spreading and getting worse.
So, there are health risks and drug interactions that can take place if you’re on an Aspirin regimen, like elevated-fatal-ulcer-risk if you accidentally take it concurrently with something like ibuprofen.
-Some of which, like excessive bleeding, were even reported to go down after the first few years.
But, given Aspirin’s existing role in helping prevent Heart-Attack and Stroke, it really IS looking like a miracle-drug.
Is there anything it can’t do besides make me breakfast or change a tire on a car?
“Crystal Glass”, by Carole Nickerson
“Light Rays”, by Mihai Tamasila, mihaitamasila.blogspot.com
• via: BBC
• More Coverage: Wikipedia-Aspirin
• Source Studies:
Lancet-Short-term effects of daily aspirin on cancer incidence, mortality, and non-vascular death: analysis of the time course of risks and benefits in 51 randomised controlled trials |