London: People who take non-aspirin anti inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen for over a decade may triple their risk of developing kidney cancer, a new study has found. The study of over 125,000 participants, published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, found that people who regularly took over-the-counter anti-inflammatories were 51 per cent more likely to develop the disease. But, they found that people who used them for over a decade, such as arthritis sufferers, were almost three times more likely to suffer renal cell cancer (RCC), the most commonform of kidney cancer, the Daily Mail reported. Aspirin was the only member among the group of drugs -- known as NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)—that was found to be safe. Dr Eunyoung Cho, of Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues said: "In these large prospective studies of women and men, we found that use of non-aspirin NSAIDs was associated with an elevated risk of renal cell cancer, especially among those who took them for a long duration."
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