It's been known for some time that an aspirin a day may help prevent heart attacks or stroke but now there's another potential life-saving use for the pain reliever.
Researchers say regular doses of aspirin may reduce a person's risk of dying from cancer.
The study included more than 100,000 participants. It found that men who took aspirin regularly had a 15% lower chance of dying from cancer than men who didn't take the pain reliever.
For women, the risk of death from cancer was 7% lower.
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While the greatest impact on prevention was related to colorectal cancer, researchers believe there is a connection to also reducing the risk of death from prostate and lung cancer for men. For women, risk of death from breast cancer may be lowered.
Taking an aspirin a day is not for everyone. Doctors do not recommend it for anyone at high-risk for ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding.
Before starting any medication it is always important to speak with your doctor first.
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