Daily dose of aspirin helps cut cancer risk: study

August 6, 2014 11:17 PM

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LONDON, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing and dying from major cancers of the digestive tract including bowel, stomach and esophageal cancer, according to a large-scale British study published Wednesday.

Aspirin is a common, cheap medicine taken by many to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Previous studies suggested that it could help reduce the risk of some cancers.

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