TITLE

Low-dose aspirin did not prevent cancer in healthy women: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Willett, Laura Rees
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article comments on the Women's Health Study, a trial of low-dose aspirin and high-dose α-tocopherol in the primary prevention of cardiovascular (CV) disease and cancer in generally healthy female health care professionals. The 10-year results were fairly convincingly negative, with no hint of a benefit for either intervention in the primary endpoints. So many comparisons were made examining secondary outcomes and subgroups that caution is needed in interpreting any of these marginally significant findings, such as vitamin E reducing CV death or aspirin increasing cancer in never-smokers.
ACCESSION #
19515989

 

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