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ASPIRIN USE AND CANCER PREVENTION

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ASPIRIN USE AND CANCER PREVENTION

Long term use of daily aspirin and incidence of Cancer from the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort Study shows ten different types of cancer were evaluated among 69,810 men and 76,303 women from 1992 to 2003. After exhaustive statistical analysis the bottom line is that one full aspirin a day for greater than five years that the overall incidence of colorectal, prostate, and breast cancers ‘may  be modestly reduced’.

HORMONES AND CAROTID ARTERY BLOCKAGE

They measured 56 women who had severe carotid artery blockages and then age matched an equal amount of controls. They then measured the testosterone, lipid levels, and all of the other sex hormonal levels. The results were that those who had blockages had significantly lower levels of testosterone and androstenedione (another male hormone) than their controls. Their conclusions were that physiological levels of androgens play a protective role in the development of atherosclerosis of the internal carotid artery.

DOES FOLIC ACID PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCERS

In a study that lasted 10 years and involved 9 clinical centers and 1021 men, there were 516 men that were put on 1 mg of Folic acid and 505 that were given a placebo. The end result was that 1 mg of Folic acid did not reduce colon cancers and there is some suggestion that it might actually increase your risk for the cancer.

SENATE PASSES DRUG SAFETY BILL

By a 93 to 1 margin the Senate passed legislation that would greatly the FDA’s safety office. There are currently 90 people in that office and this would double their office and fund it by 2012 to nearly 1 billion dollars. It is estimated that nearly one in two people today take a prescription drug and this bill will allow for extensive computerized reviews and association of any side effects that might not show up until it is too late. It goes to the House where amendments are likely to be attached.

GINGER: FOR TASTE, SEA-SICKNESS OR POST OP NAUSEA?

The pungent smell of ginger comes from the ketone gingerol and is in the family of cardamom and turmeric. And although not actually a root its culinary delights rate it extremely effective. In most studies that were double blinded ginger proved to be better than placebo for post operative nausea. In the sea sickness studies there are mixed results. In one study it was superior to Dramamine and in others it did not reduce the vertigo associated with sea sickness. Although it has been proposed for arthritis the results were mixed. Since it is safe and free of most side effects it is great for pregnancy caused nausea.

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One Response to “ASPIRIN USE AND CANCER PREVENTION”

  1. Matilde Says:

    Great One…

    I must say, its worth it! My link! http://ccdfzxs.quebecblogue.com/ ,many Thanks….

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