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NSAIDs and ovarian cancer

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Women who used any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin, had a 28% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer, according to a study published in the January issue of Epidemiology. The population-based, case-control study included data from 586 cases of ovarian cancer and 627 matched controls to determine the relationship between ovarian cancer and analgesic use, Joellen Schildkraut, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., et al., state. Additionally, acetaminophen use was linked to 22% less risk of ovarian cancer. Inconsistent results from previous studies on NSAID use and ovarian cancer may have been due to focus placed on individual NSAIDs rather than the total use of all NSAID products, study authors assert...
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