Aspirin a day keeps cancer at bay

If everyone aged between 50 and 65 started taking aspirin daily for at least 10 years, there would be a significant reduction in the number of cancers, strokes and heart attacks, leading preventive health experts say.

In assessing the prophylactic use of aspirin, researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Cancer Prevention conclude the benefits of the drug outweigh the harms.

Their analysis of recent systematic reviews shows an aspirin a day can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive tract including bowel, stomach and