Aspirin is once again making headlines as a cancer-fighting drug. This time, a study found that taking low-dose aspirin every day can double a cancer patient's life expectancy.
The study examined 14,000 people in the Netherlands with cancer of the gastro-intestinal tract (which can include stomach cancer, cancer of the intestines, and pancreatic cancer). After four years, those patients who were in the habit of taking this common pain reliever were twice as likely to have survived than those who weren't.
The findings were presented at the 2015 European Cancer Congress.
Scientists think the anti-inflammatory benefits of aspirin not only can prolong your life, but prevent other cancers, especially bowel cancer. There are other perks to these pain-relieving pills too, including protecting against heart disease.
If you aren't taking aspirin now, talk to your doctor about starting.
via The Guardian
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