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Heart Disease, Colon Cancer: Aspirin Prevents More Than Headaches

Aspirin is now being recommended to prevent colon cancer in some patients
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Aspirin is now being recommended to prevent colon cancer in some patients

Aspirin is one of the oldest medicines ever used by humans, but it still continues to live up to its slug line: the Wonder Drug. Physicians have been using it for years to prevent heart disease in certain patients, now a federal group of independent medical professionals is recommending it to reduce the risk of colon cancer for some high-risk populations. 

 

Aspirin is a mediocre painkiller - that also happens to prevent heart attacks and colorectal cancer