Should You Start Taking a Daily Aspirin to Reduce the Chance of Cancer?

Study: a daily aspirin reduces the chances of cancer in older adults between the ages of 50 and 65
When people think about the benefits of a daily low-dose aspirin regimen, they usually associate it with helping prevent the risk of heart disease. While there is ample evidence that it can help in this area, that may not be all it’s good for. A recent large-scale scientific review on the benefits of low-dose aspirin indicates it dramatically decreases the odds of getting colon, esophageal and stomach cancers in older adults.

The study of past research found adults between the ages of 50 and 65 who took a daily low-dose (approximately 75 mg.) aspirin over a ten-year period ended up cutting the chance of colon cancer by 35%, and decreasing the chance of dying from colon cancer by 40%.

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2 Responses to Should You Start Taking a Daily Aspirin to Reduce the Chance of Cancer?

  1. daniel says:

    Aspirin really is a wonder drug. I take it to prevent heart disease under doctor’s orders and it’s good to know it’s doing even more good.

  2. Sandra says:

    I’m allergic to Aspirin. My daughters and grandkids can not take it.

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