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Study shows that aspirin reduces lung cancer risk in women by a third

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:8
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Women taking aspirin regularly are a third less likely to develop lung cancer than those not taking it, a major prospective cohort study published last week has shown.

    The case-control study was part of the New York University women's health study–which enrolled 14 275 women aged 31 to 70 years when they attended a mammography screening clinic in New York city. All women completed a detailed self administered questionnaire at baseline, which they repeated at intervals of about two years.

    This included questions on demographic, anthropometric, …

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