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February 19, 2004

Aspirin and Hodgkin's

In a report released yesterday in the United States, researchers found that regular use of aspirin may lower the risk of Hodgkin's lymphoma:

Hodgkin’s disease is linked to inflammation. Aspirin not only calms inflammation, but it is thought to inactivate a protein, called a transcription factor, which is important for Hodgkin’s cells to survive, said epidemiologist Ellen Chang, the study’s lead author.

Other painkillers don’t affect that protein, and the study found no benefit from other anti-inflammatory painkillers, such as ibuprofen.

Posted by david at February 19, 2004 10:10 PM

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