It’s amazing how this tried and true medical technology just keeps on benefiting us in many ways.

I’ve been on the aspirin-a-day plan for over twenty years now; with no ill side effects, and possibly numerous beneficial ones. I started taking one a day with my vitamin/mineral supplements every morning shortly after two of my uncles suffered strokes on the same day; one minor, the other devastatingly major, unfortunately.

I had read about the many benefits that researchers were discovering regarding aspirin and lowering the risks of stroke and heart/artery disease. I was convinced then, and still am, that this mighty little pill packs some wonderful magic. Well, today’s health headlines add even more weight to my already positive attitude toward aspirin.

From Reuters Health:

Study finds daily aspirin cuts many cancer risks

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent

LONDON | Tue Dec 7, 2010 11:02am EST

LONDON (Reuters) – Taking low doses of aspirin can reduce the risk of many kinds of cancer, scientists said on Tuesday, and the evidence is strong enough to suggest people over 40 should take it daily as protection.

The findings will fuel an already intense debate about the merits of taking aspirin, which increases the risk of bleeding in the stomach to around one patient in every thousand per year.

Read the rest of this interesting article at Reuters Health.

So many things are bad for you. Take a moment to read this article, do a bit of background research into aspirin therapy, and consider doing something for yourself that might pay off in the long run with better health and longer life. Aspirin has been around for a long time. It’s no miracle drug, but close. Read more about the history of aspirin at Wikipedia.

*Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one on TV. Educate yourself.

Have a great day!

Later…

~Eric

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About V. T. Eric Layton

vtel57, Nocturnal Slacker

2 responses »

  1. comhack says:

    Guess I need to start taking aspirin.

    Thanks Eric

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