Marie Wood on the Potential of Aspirin to Reduce Breast Density

January 8, 2016
Marie Wood, MD

Marie Wood, MD, medical oncologist, University of Vermont, discusses the correlation between aspirin use and lower breast density.

Marie Wood, MD, medical oncologist, University of Vermont, discusses the correlation between aspirin use and lower breast density.

Using mammographic breast density as a biomarker, Wood and fellow researchers conducted an assessment of 26,000 women to examine the relationship between density and aspirin use.

Results showed that women with lower breast density were 1.73 times more likely to take aspirin than women with high breast density. The relationship was also found to be strong in younger women and African American women.

Wood says that although the findings are preliminary, a dosage of at least 300 mg per day seems to correlate with lower breast density.