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Aspirin could prevent melanoma

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While many families are preparing for spring break, researchers say taking a bottle of aspirin to the beach may help your skin.

Researchers at Stanford University analyzed data that was collected from 60,000 Caucasian women over a 12 year span.

They found that those who took aspirin had a 20 percent lower risk for melanoma.

The study showed the longer they took the drug, the lower their risk.

Aspirin use has also been shown to lower the risk for colon cancer and heart disease.

However, researchers say more studies need to be done before they recommend aspirin for routine prevention of melanoma.