Aspirin and EPA Show Promise for Reducing the Numbers of Precancerous Colon Polyps

Precancerous colon polyps

Both aspirin and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), reduced the number of precancerous colon polyps in patients found to be at high risk of developing bowel cancer, according to new research published in the journal Lancet. This study, called the seAFOod Trial, is the result of a multidisciplinaryRead …

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Study defines risk of colon cancer for first degree relatives

It is commonly known that colorectal cancer risk is greater for first-degree relatives (FDR) of patients with colorectal cancer than the general population. Screening guidelines recommend a colonoscopy every 5 or 10 years beginning at the age of 40, which is dependent on whether colorectal cancer index-case is diagnosed atRead …

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