Did You Know Aspirin Can Help Prevent Certain Cancers?
A small daily dose of aspirin (as prescribed by your doctor) has always been a staple for helping to prevent heart attacks.
Following a 10 year-long study, aspirin has recently been linked to reducing your risk of hereditary cancers by half. Specifically focused on patients with Lynch syndrome (an inherited genetic disorder that affects the genes responsible for repairing damaged DNA, ultimately causing cancer), the study found that roughly 30% of patients who didn’t regularly take aspirin developed cancer, while only 15% of those who did take it.
Encouraging results were also found with patients who suffered from a hereditary form of bowel cancer, showing very similar percentages of reduction of diagnoses. So if you have a history of cancer in your family, be sure to talk to your doctor about a daily aspirin regimen!