Dr Bollmann, Skin Care Specialist, Anti-Aging Expert
Many doctors have been recommending low-dose Aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke for some time. I personally take one every morning. Usually the dose ranges from 75 to 81 mg, and are readily available at low cost in pharmacies and food stores. It is wise to check with your doctor before initiating this, however.
Now other benefits from this regimen are being reported, including cancer prevention, mostly colorectal cancer.
Below is from the magazine - "Cancer"
"A number of previous studies suggest that aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may help protect against colorectal cancer. Soren Friis, from the Danish Cancer Society Research Center (Denmark), and colleagues analyzed data collected on over 113,000 Danish men and women, a subset of which had first-time colorectal cancer. The team found that the subjects who took low-dose aspirin continuously for at least five years were at 27% reduced risk of colorectal cancer; and those using nonaspirin NSAIDs for at least five years were at 30% reduced risk. The study authors write that: “Long-term, continuous use of low-dose aspirin and long-term use of nonaspirin NSAIDs were associated with reduced colorectal cancer risk.”
To me, the benefit/risk ratio is preponderantly on the benefit side.