Study: Aspirin Reduces Bowel Cancer Risk by 63 Percent

Two aspirin a day can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by more than 60 percent, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal.

The study, which spanned more than a decade, found adults who took 600 milligrams of aspirin daily for at least two years were 63 percent less likely to develop colorectal cancer. All participants were carriers of Lynch syndrome, a genetic condition that predisposes a person to developing certain type of cancers. Although aspirin reduced the risk for developing colorectal cancer, researchers found a similar number of polyps in both groups.

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