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04/16/17

An Aspirin A Day Keeps Cancer At Bay, New Study Shows

Should you take an aspirin every day to prevent some types of cancer? The evidence is growing, and it all points to the same answer: yes.

In 2016, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a science-guided panel that reviews the evidence for a wide range of treatments, recommended regular low-dose aspirin use for people between the ages of 50 and 69 as a way to prevent heart attacks, strokes and some types of cancer. For people younger than 50 or older than 69, the USPSTF said that the evidence was inconclusive.

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