Pain Relievers Have Impact On Prostate Cancer Screenings

September 8, 2008

U.S. researchers have put out a new study, revealing that pain relievers can have an impact on prostate cancer screenings..Boston (ChattahBox) – U.S. researchers have put out a new study, revealing that pain relievers can have an impact on prostate cancer screenings.

The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center, looked at the impact taking aspirin and ibuprofen has on prostate cancer screenings.

The study looked at over 1,300 men all over the age of 40, and found that the pain killers resulted in lower levels of a protein in the blood of a man.

A direct link was found between the pain relievers, and a lower PSA level.

Men who took the pain relievers had a 10% lower PSA level on average compared to the men who did not take the drugs.

The study has been published in the American Cancer Society’s journal Cancer.


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