An Aspirin a Day Can Keep Cancer Away?
By Charlotte Bumstead
According to a recent study by YouDocs , it can. Results show Aspirin sliced the risk of dying from nine daunting cancers by an average of 30 per cent. The little pill fights against big, bad cancers of the colon, prostate, brain, lungs, pancreas, esophagus and more.
Researchers have proven that if you develop cancer, Aspirin could keep it from killing you. The study indicates strong new data in analyzing cancer deaths among 25,570 people who were involved in various Aspirin studies. Over a period of 20 years, Aspirin cut the risk of dying from esophageal cancer by 60 per cent, colorectal cancer by 40 per cent and lung cancer by 30 per cent. Women with breast cancer who regularly take Aspirin slashed risk of death from the disease by 64 per cent. Males who use Aspirin in the battle against prostate cancer are 50 per cent less likely to die from it.
Aspirin can also prevent cancer. Though the studies didn’t distinguish between developing cancer and dying from it, YouDocs health associates indicate other research illustrates, “regular Aspirin use protects against getting breast, colon, esophageal, prostate and ovarian cancer in the first place.”
How does it work? Aspirin blocks COX-2 enzymes—cancer’s partner in crime. It also minimizes estrogen production—the hormone breast cancers feed off of to survive. Lab studies suggest, “Aspirin flips a biochemical switch that tells cancer cells to die.”
YouDocs advise taking a low-dose tablet twice daily. Drink half a glass of warm water before taking the Aspirin and the rest afterward. The warm water helps dissolve the tablet at a faster rate, decreasing the threat of side effects.
Aspirin therapy does pose serious risks. The tablet is recommended for most men over 45 and women over 55 and has already proven to reduce risks of heart attacks and strokes. But regular use of the “cancer protection” pill can trigger major, even fatal, stomach and intestinal bleeding. It is not suggested for those who have previous experienced gastrointestinal bleeding from taking Aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. It might not be worth it if you’re at super-low risk for a heart attack or stroke, either.
Be sure to get a second opinion from your doctor to find out if Aspirin therapy is right for you.