When Was the DMSO Anti-Inflammatory Created?


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The DMSO anti-inflammatory was not created, but was discovered in the 1960s for use as an alternative cancer treatment, however, there is not any scientific evidence that it helps treat cancer, reports the American Cancer Society. After aspirin, DMSO is the "first non-steroidal anti-inflammatory" to be discovered, according to Jacobs lab.

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Though DSMO has not been proven to help treat cancer, it has been proven to treat interstitial cystitis, which is a bladder inflammation that occurs simultaneously with bladder cancer, reports the American Cancer Society. Those who believe that DSMO can be used as an alternative cancer treatment believe that it works by taking cancerous cells and making them noncancerous by cleaning and reprogramming cell membranes.

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