New study found Aspirin effective for Obese patient, reduces risk from colon cancer.
Daily Aspirin intake may help reduce colon cancer risk particularly to Obese, new study shows. Aspirin is used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. It also help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot and been effective at preventing certain types of cancer, particularly colon cancer.
It is one of most widely used medications all around the world, however have side effect such as gastrointestinal ulcers, stomach bleeding, and ringing in the ears, especially with higher doses. Obese person found to be one having type of cancer. New study found out Aspirin intake reduces the overall risk of both getting cancer and dying from cancer, particularly beneficial for colon cancer or bowel cancer.
Overweight patients doubles the risk of bowel cancer, and new study suggests regular doses of aspirin may help stave off a rare type of cancer, researchers at Newcastle University and the University of Leeds in Britain found out. Aspirin intake appear to decrease the risk of colon cancer,however, not recommended in those at average risk.
Professor Sir John Burn, Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University led international research collaboration, stated, “This is important for people with Lynch Syndrome but affects the rest of us too. Lots of people struggle with their weight and this suggests the extra cancer risk can be cancelled by taking an aspirin. “This research adds to the growing body of evidence which links an increased inflammatory process to an increased risk of cancer. Obesity increases the inflammatory response. One explanation for our findings is that the aspirin may be supressing that inflammation which opens up new avenues of research into the cause of cancer.”
Factors contributed risk factors for colon cancer include lifestyle, older age, and inherited genetic disorders, diet, smoking, alcohol, lack of physical activity, family history of colon cancer and colon polyps, presence of colon polyps, race, exposure to radiation, and even other diseases such as diabetes and obesity. Signs and symptoms include blood in the stool and change in bowel movements.
John Mathers, professor of human nutrition at Newcastle University said, “The lesson for all of us is that everyone should try to maintain a healthy weight and for those already obese the best thing is to lose weight.”
Aside from Aspirin intake, dietary recommendations to prevent such cancer include increasing consumption of whole grains, eating fruits and vegetables regularly, and reducing the intake of red meat. Including physical exercise, risk is not negated by regular exercise, though it is may help. IMAGE/Getty/AFP/File Tim Boyle