Washington: Aspirin use has been found to reduce the risk of Barrett`s esophagus, which is also the largest known risk factor for esophageal cancer, a new study has revealed.“The protective effect of aspirin use appears robust because the analyses suggests a dose-response relationship in which high-dose aspirin was significantly associated with decreased Barrett`s esophagus risk,” said Chin Hur, MD, MPH, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment and lead author of this study.“It would not be advisable at this time for patients to start taking aspirin, particularly at higher doses, if preventing Barrett`s esophagus is the only goal. However, if additional data confirms our findings and an individual at high risk for development of Barrett`s esophagus and esophageal cancer also could derive additional benefits, most notably cardiovascular, aspirin could be a consideration,” Dr. Hur said.
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