Report: Studies Show Aspirin Use Reduces Cancer Risk

Matt Vasilogambros
National Journal

Aspirin regimens have already been proven to lower the risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure. But new studies reveal that taking aspirin every day may reduce cancer risks significantly, while also preventing tumors from spreading, The New York Times reports. 

The two studies released on Tuesday were conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford. The first found that a daily aspirin regimen reduced caner risk by 25 percent after three years and 37 percent after five years. The second study had similar findings.

Both studies note that daily aspirin use may particularly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, along with solid cancers like colon, lung and prostate.