Study: Aspirin reduces risk of liver cancer
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
- Duration 3:41
- Date Dec 1, 2012
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
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The medical -- team always with information to help you -- possible new health benefits today to taking a daily dose of aspirin.
There's a new study out that could not only help prevent heart disease it says.
But reduce your risk of liver cancer but before you grabbed the bottle of -- -- doctor -- -- member of the Fox News medical aid team vice chairman of the department of urology.
And so much more cheaper robotics at the mount Sinai medical senator.
One of the best technical surgeons in the nation and he and he didn't tell me to say that.
Thank -- aspirin is like a basic thing for a doctor of your Calvert tells about what is this study show.
This study is very interest and we know that aspirin today kept the cardiologists that way for a long time a lot of -- -- that is coming from cardiovascular data.
But what they're saying that this is from and National Cancer Institute looking at over 300000.
So it's a fairly -- -- study.
And they followed for about twelve years.
What they're finding is that if you take aspirin a day it's going to reduce the risk of liver disease and liver cancer by 40%.
It's a great statistics.
Mind you this is an association is not a cause -- -- So it's observational study follow them this is what they found so it's a -- -- -- so it's a college is for real and how much aspirin.
That's right so low dose -- and we cannot prove at this point but it's a very interest -- finding now.
His serve asked for is actually quite interesting you and I we've covered this in the past.
Couple of years ago we talked about the fact that aspirin a day reduces the risk of colon cancer and metastasis -- debt.
From colon cancer days are going images of data showing that he may be helpful in breast cancer and we know -- might -- the prostate cancer in May be helpful.
But of course we need longer studies -- -- now.
Risk factor for liver cancer.
Hepatitis B hepatitis C several us it's a lot of inflammation in the body -- absolutely so may be -- what I take from this is that on those particular patients.
That are headed toward liver cancer.
You should talk to her -- colleges have perhaps take aspirin.
But of course there are some issues -- aspirin as well leading.
For one absolutely you know what whenever we have a discussion like this my fear is that people are going to run to their pharmacy and start picking -- -- It's not for everybody aspirin has side effects causes bleeding causes gas -- is if -- -- -- stomach.
And so if you are taking other medication such as blocked -- kuwaitis and other things or even -- loss.
Combination of that can cause a lot of bleeding GI bleeding and end up in emergency room.
Please talk your doctor before you take these but I I find it very interest you know more more we're finding out.
That aspirin may reduce information and that could be a mechanism it could also be causing.
In that quite -- -- or bleeding cascade maybe changes some of the enzymes.
And reduces the cancer from skating we're getting closer and closer to understanding what this one the drug is doing.
-- it does seem like a wonder drug not just for headaches anymore but even the inflammation with heart disease could be very helpful so your recommendation is.
Maybe it's time to ask your doctor about aspirin once again yes I think if you're -- high risk group.
You should talk to them.
Of course it -- as you mentioned -- -- -- or liver disease can affect some of your platelets.
Speak your colleges and have a good discussion that's the best medicine doesn't really matter what -- -- -- you're taking that's a good points and they also found out that from other end sets and other anti inflammatory also helped.
But that was only 26%.
Not 40% reduction so there's something going on -- these anti inflammatory.
That reduces the cancer cell -- walking out of the organ it's great that's a good -- and it's not the 325 it's the low -- that was our doctors tonight.