Results of a new study prove that a daily aspirin may not only be good for the heart, but may also reduce risk od dying from cancer.
Aspirin is a blood thinner, often prescribed to heart attack survivors to thin the blood thus taking some of the stress off of the heart but new research indicates it can reduce the death risk from certain cancers as well.
The observational study was conducted by researchers from the UK, who pooled data from eight studies to reach their interesting conclusion.
According to the researchers, men who took aspirin for more than 20 years could expect up to a 20% decreased risk of dying from lung or prostate cancer.
Those same men could expect a 35% decreased risk of death from gastrointestinal cancers like colon cancer.
This interesting study can be found in the medical journal Lancet.