Painkillers could lower blood levels of Prostrate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
A new research has found out a probable connection between serum levels of Prostrate -Specific Antigen (PSA) and few NSAID like Ibuprofen, aspirin etc. This study was carried out first by Dr. Eric Singer, a urology resident at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.
It was reported that these painkillers could reduce the PSA level in blood. However, it has not been established yet that these would prevent ot cure prostrate cancer. Such a link was found out for acetaminophen too. But it could not be supported dramatically by statistics.
Singer and his colleagues analyzed data from 1,319 U.S. men over the age of 40, they found those who took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs nearly every day had PSA levels that were about 10 per cent lower compared with men who did not take the drugs.
However, the data of support is too insufficient to prove their efficacy against prostrate cancer, since PSA level could also be raised by inflammation that isn't related to cancer.