TITLE

Review: Evidence from observational studies, but not randomized trials, suggests that long-term aspirin prevents colorectal cancer

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a study, conducted by C. Dubá and colleagues, which focuses on the effectiveness of aspirin in preventing colorectal cancer. The study was published in an issue of "Annals of Internal Medicine." They used English language studies and systematic reviews to evaluate the efficacy of aspirin and to assess the harms of long term aspirin use. They found that aspirin is associated with increased risks for hemorrhagic stroke and gastrointestinal bleeding.
ACCESSION #
25913652

 

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