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Saturday, June 3, 2017

New Study Shows Baby Aspirin Can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk By 16%

Low-dose baby aspirin has long been recommended to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But a new study now shows that baby aspirin taken three times a week reduces your overall risk of breast cancer by 16 percent.

How it works

Baby aspirin has an "anti-inflammatory benefit that reduces the growth of breast tumors, which are known to be promoted by inflammation," says Tina Clarke, MD, epidemiologist at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California where the study was conducted.

Other ways to prevent breast cancer

  • Limit alcohol - according to an article in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, women who consume no more than 5 drinks per week are 35 percent less likely to develop breast cancer than women who consume 14 or more drinks a week.
  • Limit hormones - studies show that hormone replacement therapy increases breast cancer risk by about 75 percent, even if it is used for a short time.
  • Less pollution - a study published in the 2010 Environmental Health Perspectives journal suggests that greenhouse gas and other pollution may contribute to breast cancer.
  • Get up and move - sitting too much can increase risk of breast cancer. How much is too much? Women who sit six or more hours a day are 10 percent more likely to develop myeloma, ovarian, and invasive breast cancers than women who sit for less than three hours daily.

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