Category: Well in Your 40s & 50s

Conversations for those in their 40s and 50s

Move Over, Apple. Aspirin Deserves Credit, Too

aspirinWhile an apple a day may keep the doctor away, it’s aspirin that may really protect your health: New research shows that an aspirin a day may help lower the risk of colon cancer.

Aspirin has long been credited with helping reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and now, evidence (National Cancer Institute) suggests that taking a low-dose aspirin every day for five years or more may cut the risk of colon cancer by up to 35 percent among people who are at high risk.