Daily Aspirin May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

A daily dose of 300 milligrams of aspirin taken for 10 years can cut colon cancer risk by as much as 74 percent, a new British study suggests.But the risks associated with taking that large a dose of the pill might not be worth it for most people, the researchers warn. For that reason, aspirin may only prove helpful for those at high risk for the disease. The report is published in the May 12 issue of The Lancet.

“Individuals at increased risk of colorectal cancer should consult their doctor about whether the benefits of daily aspirin are likely to outweigh the risks in their particular case,” advised lead researcher Dr. Peter Rothwell, a professor of neurology in the University Department of Clinical Neurology at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. Read More…


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