Friday 27 February 2015

Andrew Weil, MD, recommends a faily aspiring for heart health and cancer prevention.


For many, the answer to the daily aspirin question is "yes." In fact, aspirin has the potential to help with more than just your heart.
Findings from a recent review in the Annals of Oncology conclude that taking aspirin for at least 10 years between ages 50 and 65 not only lowers risks of heart attack, stroke, and premature death, but it also reduces the risk of certain cancers, notably colorectal and esophageal, and data suggests a positive effect on breast, lung, and prostate cancer risk. (Evidence for cardiovascular protection is best for people who have already had a heart attack or have cardiovascular disease.)
But at the same time that all this promise is emerging, newly published research suggests that in some women, the risks of gastrointestinal bleeding outweigh the benefits.
Bottom line: Speak with your doctor before starting an aspirin regimen


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