Why does aspirin reduce cancer? A new study of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) suggests that this type of analgesic is able to reduce the risk of suffering from different types of cancer.
In the research published in the journal PLoS Genetics , it is detailed that aspirin decreases the accumulation of mutations in the DNA of abnormal cells, especially in a pre-cancerous condition.
"Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are commonly available, may have effects in preventing cancer by reducing mutation rates," says Carlo Maley, a UCSF member and study leader.
The specialist explains that this is the first study that is responsible for measuring the rates of DNA mutation in tissue from patients with a pre-cancerous tendency such as Barrett's esophagus.
The scientists detail that aspirin can reduce the risk of cancer due to its ability to reduce inflammation, a characteristic feature of this type of neoplasia.
That is, having less inflammation reduces the production of oxidants that generate damage to the DNA of tissues and can decrease the signals that stimulate growth.
In an interview for GetQoralHealth , Carlos Aranda, director of the Oncological Institute of Morelos , explains how cancer develops, which if detected early can be curable:
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