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Ibuprofen for cancer?

Ibuprofen is a medication commonly used to reduce pain and inflammation, but a new study suggests its benefits do not stop there. Dr, Marisa Bittoni & colleagues presented data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), an 18 year study following 10,735 adults that enrolled between 1988-1994 at the IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer. "Overall, the team found that former or current smokers who regularly used ibuprofen were 48 percent less likely to die from lung cancer than those who did not use the drug." Surprising? Yes. New? Not really. The research has consistently found that the ibuprofen may reduce the risk of death from other cancers as well. Findings reported July 13, 2003...

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Metformin for Cancer?

Most people know Metformin is the original, cheapest, and still the best prescription drug for Diabetes. But what few know is there is a body of research currently being conducted on metformin and cancer. You probably won't hear much about this in the news, because metformin is an old drug that is generic now, and big pharma sees no profits from doing trials on it's effects against cancer. From Life Extension's article on metformin... "Some of metformin’s most compelling effects are in cancers of the reproductive system because it blocks the enzyme called aromatase, which can stimulate estrogen-dependent cancer growth. (21) Breast cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed in women. (22) Fortunately, most varieties of breast cancer are proving...

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