Aspirin Will Prevent Colon Cancer Too – Low Doses Lower Risk Of Multiple Cancers Along With Heart Diseases In Seniors, Says Panel

Alap Naik Desai

Aspirin works as colon cancer prevention medication as well, indicated an independent panel of medical experts. Low dose of the miracle drug that has been known to lower the risk of heart diseases is beneficial in preventing the occurrence of multiple types of cancers in seniors.

Taking a small dose of aspirin has been known to help in preventing heart diseases. However, the pill can also cut down the risk of contracting colorectal cancer in seniors. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that a daily intake of low-dose aspirin is most beneficial for people between 50 to 59. While adults aged 45 and above should consider ingesting aspirin on a daily basis, for advanced-age adults over the age of 60, a decision could be made in consultation with the doctor. The panel recommends a consultation with your physician because aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding.

Interestingly, the USPSTF said there was no conclusive evidence to support or oppose the intake of aspirin for adults younger than 50 or older than 70. In other words, the panel said there was no concrete data that indicated risk or benefits of popping an aspirin for adults who are either younger than 50 or older than 70. What they essentially meant was there's no official recommendation by the panel for people that fall out of the age bracket for which the daily intake of low-dose aspirin is recommended.

Incidentally, a low-dose aspirin is typically 81 milligrams.

The risk factors for cardiovascular diseases include old age, diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking.

Interestingly, according to Dr. Chauncey Crandall, aspirin's anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the risk of colon cancer, and may help prevent other forms of cancer as well, like esophageal, stomach and pancreatic cancer, reported News Max. However, the guidelines could add to the confusion surrounding aspirin, he added.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, way too many Americans are needlessly taking aspirin daily. Last year, a group of researchers indicated that about 10 percent of Americans are increasing the risk of bleeding by taking aspirin.

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