Taking an aspirin a day will cause cancer, not prevent it

Natural News, Apr. 1, 2012

The mainstream media is abuzz with new reports that claim taking an aspirin a day will supposedly help keep cancer away (http://www.naturalnews.com). But just a few years ago, mainstream science was declaring the exact opposite, as a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute back in 2004 found that daily aspirin intake is linked to a significantly increased risk of developing cancer.
Dr. Eva S. Schernhammer, M.D., Dr.P.H., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and her colleagues conducted an extensive investigation into the long-term effects of taking aspirin. They found that prolonged use can trigger cancer development in humans, and that there is no evidence that taking aspirin in any way helps prevent cancer.
“Our findings do not support a protective effect of analgesic use (of aspirin) on the risk of pancreatic cancer,” wrote Dr. Schernhammer at that time, which was also a rebuttal to other studies that had claimed taking aspirin helps prevent cancer. “Rather, aspirin appears to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer after extended periods of use.”

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