Common Pain Killer
Could Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk - Tylenol - Acetaminophen - Paracetamol
- Cuts Danger By Thirty Percent
July 7th 2006
Greek researchers say that regular use of Tylenol (acetaminophen or
paracetamol) could reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by almost a third.
The meta-analysis included more than 746,000 women over a six-year
period. They found that 4,405 of the women in the eight major studies –
from the USA, UK and Denmark – had ovarian cancer.
They looked at all of the studies that included paracetamol and ovarian
cancer from 1966 to 2004. Dr Stefanos Bonovas said “Meta-analysis
involves doing a large amount of research into what has been published,
summarising the results and combining them using statistical methods.
Analyzing a wide range studies can often throw new light on a problem
and raise new research questions.” Bonovas is the lead researcher from
the Greek Ministry of Health.
Bonovas added “"In this case our analysis of eight major studies –
covering nearly three-quarters of a million women - revealed a strong
correlation between paracetamol use and a reduced risk of ovarian