Learn about the risks of drinking soda for women. Also included is how the daily use of Aspirin may reduce the risk of Precancerous Colon Polyps in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insidermedicine in 60 from Illinois. According to research in Public Library of Science One, drinking soda may increase the risk of kidney damage in women. In a study of over 9,300 people researchers found that women who drink at least two regular soft drinks each day had a 40% increased risk of albuminuria, a marker for kidney disease. These results were not found among men or among those who drink diet sodas. From Michigan, according to research in the journal Nature, scientists are developing a urine test, which may identify those with aggressive prostate cancer. In a study of over 1,100 metabolites in the body researchers discovered that one such molecule sarcosine was prominent in localized disease and increased substantially in spreading cancer. Further research is required before this test can become available. And finally from Vermont, according to research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, daily aspirin may reduce the risk of precancerous colon polyps. In a study of nearly 2,700 people with the history of polyps, researchers found that those who took aspirin were 28% less likely to develop advanced stage polyps than those on placebo. The researchers stress that the benefits and drawbacks of daily aspirin use must be considered. For insidermedicine in 60, I’m Doctor Susan Sharma.

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