Anti-inflammatories are often touted as a cure for cancer and are used for a wide variety of diseases, from asthma to cystic fibrosis.
However, there’s no scientific evidence to support this claim.
In a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers analyzed the drugs’ effectiveness in treating a variety of conditions, including cancer, to determine if the drugs would be effective for patients with certain types of cancer.
According to the study, anti-inflammatory drugs were found to be more effective than traditional chemotherapy for a variety, but less effective than standard treatments for some types of leukemia.
The findings suggest that these drugs may be effective in treating cancers that are not responsive to standard chemotherapy treatments.
However, the authors caution that these findings do not mean that these medications are anti-cancer in and of themselves.
They say that there is currently no clear evidence to prove that the drugs are effective at preventing cancer development.
This article was originally published on ESPN.com