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Old 04-14-2012, 11:54 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by haha View Post
To fullfill what I am saying, a study would have to be prospective, large, randomized with one group getting the aspirin, and the control getting nothing. And it would have to be impossible that the controls were not just using aspirin in daily life, and meaningful, well defined endpoints would need to chosen. This is what many famous studies include. I have not been interested in the aspirin issue, but if you know of any studies that meet the criteria for a large, randomized, prospective, controlled study, I would be very interested in reading about it- so links or citations please?
I'm neither scientist nor statistician. And pretty much all I'm saying is just because there might not be a huge monetary return on research doesn't mean it isn't being done (high/low carb, red wine, etc.). And big pharm can probably figure out a way to make money on proprietary formulations of turmeric extracts.

But funny you should ask re aspirin -- I didn't include any links because the thread was about turmeric, but before I posted above, I of course googled news about aspirin studies and found several stories. This one talks about the results of randomized controlled trials involving 25,570 people over several years. The researcher seems to be well qualified and respected (his Oxford University page: Peter M Rothwell)

Here is the link to the story: Study: Daily Aspirin Helps Reduce Cancer Deaths | Healthland |

Peter Rothwell, a neurologist at Oxford University, oversaw the analysis of eight previous randomized controlled trials involving 25,570 people, in which some people were given 75 mg to 100 mg of aspirin per day (baby aspirin contains 81 mg) and others were given a placebo. Overall, patients who took aspirin regularly for several years were 20% less likely to die of solid tumor cancers, such as cancers of the stomach and lung, 20 years later.

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