The latest finding about aspirin intake benefits is that it can prevent cancer. According to the findings, one tabled a day can cut the risk of the illness appearing or spreading by 37 percent.
Along the years, since it was first released, in 1899, aspirin was found to combat headaches, acne, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, pre-eclampsia and even heart disease. Recently, the scientists at the UK’s Oxford University have proven that it can also prevent the spreading of cancerous cells. A study conducted on 200,000 participants revealed amazing results: the patients who too an aspirin every day for five eight to ten years, lowered their risk of dying from cancer by 40 to 50%.
Professor Peter Rothwell of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the lead author of the study, explained: “In particular, we show that aspirin reduces the likelihood that cancers will spread to distant organs by about 40-50%. No drug has been shown before to prevent distant metastasis and so these findings should focus future research on this crucial aspect of treatment of patients with cancer that hasn’t already spread”.
In another study Prof. Rothwell had conducted, it was noticed that some forms of cancer appeared to respond faster to the aspirin treatment than others. Among those form responding better, there are colorectal cancer, gut cancer, prostate cancer, breast cancer.