Aspirin gets another round of applause today. Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that it may also prevent colorectal cancer in people with a strong family history of the disease. This, after following nearly 900 patients, who were carriers of lynch syndrome. That's a rare condition in which people are genetically predisposed to developing colon cancer. Those who took two aspirin, that's about 600 milligrams, every day for at least two years, reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by 60 percent. Further studies will be needed to determine the appropriate dose for the best cancer prevention among this group of people.
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