QUICK TIPS – New Health Benefits from AspirinLeave a Comment
Many people take aspirin for heart health, but recent research suggest it may have several other health benefits. Studies published in the Lancet, and conducted by Professor Peter Rothwell and his colleagues at Oxford University found a daily dose of aspirin may significantly reduce the risk of several cancers. Subjects studied were found to have a 25 – 37% reduced risk of cancer. A separate study of more than 100 people, conducted over 5 years found scores on a standardized tests of memory and other cognitive skills increased slightly in women who took 75 to 150 milligrams of aspirin a day while test scores went down in those not taking aspirin. This preliminary cognitive research was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference last year, but has not yet been subjected to further peer-reviewed study.
Always talk with your doctor before starting a daily aspirin regimen and make sure he or she is aware of all medications and supplements you’re taking. Your physician can best determine if it is appropriate for you. He or she will need to evaluate any potential interactions, possible side effects and any other concerns. If you’ve previously consulted with your Doctor and are already taking a daily aspirin daily to reduce your risk of heart attack & stroke, it’s nice to know it may have other benefits.
The information found in “Quick Tips for Healthy Living” and throughout the AccuPax blog and website, is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about specific medical conditions, symptoms and treatments and to discuss any of the health information found on AccuPax.com, and whether it may be appropriate for you.