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Long term NSAIDs are associated with lower colorectal cancer risk, study shows

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 25 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4599
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Taking low dose aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) continuously in the long term is associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, a Danish case-control study has shown.1

The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, analysed data on drug use, comorbid conditions, and history of colonoscopy from Danish prescription and patient registries. Researchers looked at the use of NSAIDs, including aspirin, in 10 280 people with a diagnosis of colorectal …

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