An aspirin a day could keep cancer away, but it may lead to internal bleeding

Healthy people should be encouraged to take a daily dose of aspirin to ward off cancer, according to the leader of a new study

Healthy people should be encouraged to take a daily dose of aspirin to ward off cancer, according to the leader of a new study

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Healthy people should be encouraged to take a daily dose of aspirin to ward off cancer, according to the leader of a new study highlighting its benefits today.

The research shows long-term use of aspirin significantly reduces the risk of developing and dying from major cancers, mostly affecting the digestive tract.

If everyone in the UK aged 50 to 64 took aspirin for 10 years, an estimated 130,357 cancer deaths and 9,473 fatal heart attacks could be avoided over two decades, the study found.

 

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