Daily dose of aspirin keeps cancer at bay
Asian News International
According to the study, more than 6,000 lives could be saved a year if everyone in the
The study showed that the drug has shown to reduce risk for a number of cancers, chiefly those of the digestive tract such as bowel cancer, stomach cancer and cancer of the oesophagus, or gullet, however, there have been concerns that side effects including stomach bleeding and ulcers may counteract any benefits, and the drugs are not currently recommended for otherwise healthy people as a form of cancer prevention.
The researchers have found that deaths from bowel cancer could be cut by 40 per cent, oesophageal cancer by 50 per cent and stomach cancer by 35 per cent.
Lead researcher of the study,
However, he said that, overall, otherwise healthy 50-year-olds should consider aspirins "a good bet" to cut cancer risk. (ANI)