Daily Aspirin Could Significantly Cut Cancer Risk

August 6, 2014 3:11 PM

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LONDON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Taking a small daily dose of aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing - or dying from - bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer, according to a large review of scientific studies.

Researchers who analyzed all available evidence from studies and clinical trials assessing benefits and harm found that taking aspirin for 10 years could cut bowel cancer cases by around 35 percent and deaths from the disease by 40 percent.

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