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Research Finds Aspirin Lowers Risk of Cancer Deaths [VIDEO]

Update Date: Apr 07, 2017 07:02 AM EDT

An instructor named Yin Cao introduced his research at the meeting in American Association for Cancer Research last Monday about how aspirin lowers risk of cancer. Apparently, the long-term use of aspirin can reduce the risk of dying from various types of cancer and possibly other diseases.

Cao gathered data from the Nurses' Health Study where 86,000 women participated between the years 1980 and 2012. The men's input, meanwhile, were taken from the 1986 to 2012 Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.

From the statistics collected, there were over 8,200 mortalities for women and 4,600 for men caused by cancer over the period of 32 years. They observed that the risk of death in general for those who take aspirin regularly is lower by 7 percent for women and 11 percent for men who in comparison to those who did not take aspirin according to the CNN.

Meanwhile, they saw aspirin lowers risk of cancer as deaths were 7 percent lower for women and 15 percent lower for men with cancer who had a regular dose of the medication. While this discovery is valuable since scientists are able to understand drugs that are already available better and what they could do, not everyone can take aspirin daily.

Therefore, it is always advisable for patients to check with their doctors whether or not they can take the medication regularly. Recent studies, however, has continued to prove how aspirin has many benefits where people can weigh its pros and cons by their preference.

Particularly, aspirin is found to lower the cancer death risk for patients with colorectal cancer in an amazing 31 percentage lower for women and 30 percent for men. Aside from that, it also shows remarkable results for patients with lung, breast, and prostate cancer.

But not only does aspirin lowers risk of cancer deaths, it could, in fact, do so much more. Recent studies have reported that the drug can also prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases for high-risk people.

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