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Study: Aspirin could cut cancer risks

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You’ve probably heard the phrase, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ but experts say a daily aspirin could come with added health benefits.

Researchers in the United Kingdom pooled data from about 200 studies and found the benefits of a low-dose aspirin to cut cancer outweigh the risks, including internal bleeding.

They found taking the drug for at least five years, but no more than 10 years, can cut the rates of bowel, stomach and esophageal cancers by 30 to 40 percent.

This would be for people between the age of 50 and 65.

The risk for gastrointestinal bleeding rises after 70-years-old.

All patients are different and experts stress the importance of talking with your doctor before starting aspirin therapy.