(Mirror Daily, United States) – A recent study published at the 25th edition of the United European Gastroenterology Week revealed the benefits of taking aspirin on a long term. Researchers discovered a strong link between prolonged aspirin use and an overall reduced risk of cancer. The study has been developed by Chinese scientists, who followed the progress of over 600,000 people’s health condition.
Aspirin might reduce the digestive cancer risk
The results showed a clear correlation between daily use of aspirin for seven years and a lower risk of cancer. More precisely, the risk of liver and esophageal cancer decreased by 47 percent, while the gastric cancer risk was 38 percent lower. Then, the pancreatic cancer risk decreased by 34 percent, and the colorectal one by 24 percent.
Therefore, taking aspirin for a long time can really be beneficial for the body, as it led to significant decreases in all cancers of the digestive tract. These findings are incredibly relevant, as these types of cancers have a high incidence among the entire population of the globe. They make up about a quarter of all cancer cases, and cause a third of the deaths associated with the disease.
The medicine has many other benefits
Researchers also studied the impact aspirin use had on other types of cancer, including breast, myeloma, kidney, or bladder. However, the results weren’t as encouraging, as it turned out the medicine doesn’t influence these diseases in any way.
Aspirin is used in the treatment of many conditions. Many doctors advise patients to commit to taking the medicine, as discontinuing its use might cause the occurrence of adverse cardiac events. However, others are skeptical with prescribing the drug, since it might cause intense gut bleeding if you take it for a longer period of time.
Even so, no one can deny the benefits of aspirin. If one takes the drug soon after suffering a heart attack, one’s chances of survival are higher. Also, other reports showed a 20 percent higher chance of survival after receiving a diagnose of bowel, prostate, and breast cancer.
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