Aspirin Reduces Cancer – And Death In General

by Malc on September 6, 2009

cancer4-w200-h200A recent study has shown that among 1.279 bowel cancer sufferers, those who took aspirin daily following diagnosis were 30% less likely to die of the disease.

The same people were also 20% less likely to die at all – of any cause.

For many years, it has been been common to recommend aspirin to those in danger of heart attack or stroke.

A spokesperson at Cancer Research UK said that it was necessary to weigh up the possible benefit of taking aspirin with the potential side effects. These particularly relate to damage of the stomach lining.


Aspirin acts as an anti-inflammatory – and it’s a fair bet that this is the reason for its benefits in this case.

It can further be suggested that a natural anti-inflammatory such as the omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil would have had a similar effect. And there would be no side effects.

There is increasing evidence that fish oil supplementation benefits various cancers, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.

There is tremendous potential for research into the anti-inflammatory properties of fish oil. This will take time, as there is little money around for research into such natural supplements.

  • Fazila – Healthy Eating Coach

    Inflammation plays a significant role in a host of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, and can activate certain potentially harmful genes that affect the ageing process as well. For a diet that lower the levels of inflammation in your body, see:

    Anti Inflammatory Diet

Previous post: Interval Training Continues Apace

Next post: Method to Combat Genetic Disease