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Aspirin may lower the risk of ovarian cancer

At the recent 32nd meeting of the American Society of Gynecological Oncology, data were presented that suggests that aspirin may lower the incidence of ovarian cancer. In a cohort of 748 women followed for an average of 12 years, and who had taken aspirin for a minimum of 3+ times weekly and for at least six months, there was a lowering of the risk of developing ovarian caner with an odds ratio of 0.6. This equates with a 40% reduction in the risk of developing the disease so says Dr Akhmekhanov who reported the data.