A Little Aspirin Protects the Colon

Regular use of low-dose aspirin can cut the risk of colorectal cancer by a third, with benefits becoming apparent quickly, a large Scottish case-control study found. After a just year, patients who took 75 mg/day of aspirin -- a lower dose than a standard baby aspirin -- reduced their risk of colon cancer by 13 percent compared with controls, according to Farhat V.N. Din of the University of Edinburgh and colleagues. And after five years the relative risk reduction was 37 percent, the...Full Story
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