Despite its four-star score, this release isn’t clear about the fact that this was an early-phase animal study.
The failure to discuss potential harms of more widespread testing in more than a general way is a significant omission in this story.
While we love the concept of this study, this release ignores the overall negative findings of the research, and instead highlights results from a small group of men within the study.
With some wording changes and a few more statistics, this pretty good story about aspirin for cancer prevention would have become demonstrably better.
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