Aspirin Reduces Risk of Cancer

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New studies suggest taking a daily dose of aspirin significantly reduces the risk of many cancers and prevents tumors from spreading. However, aspirin can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and other side effects, therefore doctors and public health officials struggle with recommending daily doses of the drug. Researchers at Oxford studied the benefits of aspirin on thousands of men and women over the course of five years in a controlled experimental study. The study found after three years, the risk of developing cancer is reduced by 25 percent when compared to a control group not taking aspirin. After five years the risk of dying of cancer was reduced by 37 percent while taking aspirin on a daily basis.
This information may seem very enticing to many individuals, however some researchers believe the findings are too promising, especially when the side-effects are not is unlikely that further research will be performed due to the expense of the research process.

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