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Aspirin slows down cancer gene ageing, smoking accelerates it

A study shows that while regular use of aspirin reduces the ageing of cancer genes, smoking can accelerate them, reports [s]ANI News[/s]. Scientists discovered in the 1990s that regular and prolonged use of aspirin decreases the risk of developing colorectal cancer by an average of 40%, but it was unknown how exactly the drug influences the cancer risk. Now, researchers from the [b]University of Basel[/b] have found that aspirin decreased the risk of cancer by slowing down certain ageing processes of the genome, namely modifications that also play an important role in the development of tumours.

[link url=http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail10/story174240/aspirin-and-smoking-affects-ageing-of-cancer-genes.html]Full ANI News report[/link]
[link url=http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/106/7/dju161.full.pdf+html]Journal of the National Cancer Institute full study[/link]

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