Aspirin good for more than just your heart - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Aspirin good for more than just your heart

Several studies have shown that a baby aspirin a day may do more than offer some protection for the heart. It may also help prevent colon cancer.

Dr. Barbara pence, a pathologist at Texas Tech explains.

"More recent studies have shown that people who take aspirin, every day, just a baby aspirin, to prevent heart disease, have actually much lower rates of colon cancer in those populations," says Dr. Pence.

Of course, talk to your doctor about the benefits of a daily baby aspirin and your personal reason for needing that, because Dr. Pence says too much aspirin can bring its own set of risks in some people.

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