Small daily aspirin dose 'cuts cancer risk'


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A small daily dose of aspirin substantially reduces death rates from a range of common cancers, a study suggests.

Research at Oxford University and other centres found that it cut overall cancer deaths by at least a fifth.
The study, published in the Lancet, covered some 25,000 patients, mostly from the UK.
Experts say the findings show aspirin's benefits often outweighed its associated risk of causing bleeding.
Aspirin is already known to cut the risk of heart attack and stroke among those at increased risk. But the protective effects against cardiovascular disease are thought to be small for healthy adults, and aspirin increases the risks of stomach and gut bleeds.
However, this latest research shows that when weighing up the risks and benefits of taking aspirin, experts should also consider its protective effect against cancer.
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We encourage anyone interested in taking aspirin on a regular basis to talk to their GP first”
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Those patients who were given aspirin had a 25% lower risk of death from cancer during the trial period and a 10% reduction in death from any cause compared to patients who were not given the drug

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Aspirin is a 21st century medicine. Hii study imekuwa published leo na inaaminika kuwa kama kila siku utameza kidonge kimoja ch aspirin kwa muda wa miaka mitano mfululizo utakuwa umepunguza chance ya kupata cancer kwa 25%. Ninajua watu wengi watajiuliza kuwa aaah! mi mzima bwana aspirin ni ya nini but once ukiwa diagnosed with cancer utaishia kusema kama ningetumia huenda nisingepata.

Aspirin inayotakiwa hapa ni low doze, yaani kidonge kimoja tu kila siku na si viwili kama tunavyofanya tunapokuwa na maumivu ya kichwa.
 

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