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

July 2007
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p15
Academic Journal
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.


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