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2004-11-29 09:00:20

A recent study indicates a powerful form of aspirin appears to help prevent colon cancer in mice without raising the incidence of gatrointestinal bleeding. The drug is called nitric oxide-donating aspirin, or nitroaspirin. Researcher Dr. Basil Rigas, chief of the Division of Cancer Prevention at SUNY Stony Brook, N.Y., says that while the studies are preliminary, nitroaspirin also may have a positive effect against cardiovascular disease and help ease the pain of arthritis. The compound, he...