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People who used aspirin 1-3 times per month were 16% less likely to die over 12.5 years
Monday, December 16, 2019 4:11 pm Email this article
People who used aspirin 1-3 times per month were 16% less likely to die during an average follow-up of 12.5 years compared to people who used no aspirin according to a study from the US National Cancer Institute looking at data on 146,152 people with an average age of 66 years.
People who used aspirin 3 or more times per week were 19% less likely to die.
Loomans-Kropp HA, Pinsky P, Cao Y, Chan AT, and Umar A. Association of Aspirin Use With Mortality Risk Among Older Adult Participants in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. JAMA Netw Open, 2019 Dec 2; 2(12): e1916729.
Author’s Contact Info
Holli A. Loomans-Kropp, PhD, MPH
Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Dr, Room 5E232
Rockville, MD, 20850 USA
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