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Study suggests aspirin can reduce risk of colon cancer in women

A new study suggests there is a simple way for women to reduce their risk of colon cancer.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A new study suggests there is a simple way for women to reduce their risk of colon cancer.

Research shows that taking an aspirin every other day leads to a lower incidence of colon cancer.

The new report is based on data from the Women’s Health Study, which followed more than 30,000 women.

Half of the women were told to take a low dose of aspirin every other day while the other half received placebo treatments.

The women who took the aspirin on alternate days for 18 years saw a 20 percent drop in their risk of developing colon cancer.

Although other studies have shown a reduction in the risk for colon cancer in men, this is the first study that looked at the issue prospectively in women.

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