Aspirin May Help Prevent Breast Cancer In Overweight, Obese Women

Aspirin May Help Prevent Breast Cancer In Overweight, Obese Women
AspirinOver the last few years, evidence has been accumulating in the research community suggesting that obese or overweight women have a higher risk to develop breast cancer alongside decreased susceptibility to anti-cancer treatments. A team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin has found that non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, can lower the risk of breast cancer in women with a higher body mass index (BMI). “Obesity by itself is the worst prognostic factor. Obese women do worse on hormone therapy, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. We used to think that the mechanism involved the fact that they had other conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, but now we are starting to appreciate that the obese patient has a different biological disease,” Linda deGraffenried, an associate professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, said in a Time Magazine interview to writer Alice Park. The study, entitled “NSAID Use Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence in Overweight and Obes
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