According to studies, people who regularly take aspirin, the risk of developing glioma, one of the brain tumors, one-third lower compared to the averages. This writes Live Science.
The survey was attended by 8 thousand people. 4 thousand were diagnosed with glioma. Scientists have identified a relationship between this tumor type and compound COX-2. In the initial stages of development of the tumor cells accumulate a large amount COX-2. The compound accelerates the growth of blood vessels in the tumor and increases its aggressiveness. Namely COX-2, scientists believe, prevents the immune system to fight glioma.
Animal studies prove that regular intake of aspirin reduces the formation of COX-2. As a result, the probability of reproduction of tumor cells is reduced.