Painkillers reduce estrogen, affect cancer risk in women

03/24/2010 | HealthDay News

Regular use of aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and acetaminophen may lower estrogen levels, reducing the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women, study data showed. Researchers said women who used the painkillers 15 days or more per month had estrogen levels from 12% to 15% lower than nonusers.

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