The possibility of chemoprevention in these patients is an attractive area of research. Epidemiological studies have shown that chronic ingestion of nonsteroidal antiinflam-matory agents (NSAiDs) reduces the incidence of colorectal cancer and that continued use of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) decreases the incidence of both ovarian and endometrial cancer. Three separate studies have shown no benefit of oral calcium supplementation decreasing cancer risk in HNPCC patients. No studies have evaluated the role of OCPs in women with HNPCC.
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The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.