A daily low dose of aspirin won’t help healthy older people stay alive any longer, suggests new research published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine. It might even raise their risk of dying early of certain things, such as cancer.
The wonder drug once gleaned from the bark of a willow tree is today used to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But not everyone benefits from daily aspirin therapy.
It’s old news that aspirin can reduce cancer risk, but a new study conducted at the University of Oxford suggests that it can stop the spread of cancer in patients who already have the disease, too.