Daily Aspirin Can Lower Colon Cancer Risk, But Age Matters

HealthDay: Low-dose aspirin may help some people curb their risk of developing colon cancer -- but not if they wait until age 70 to start, a large, new study suggests.

Researchers found that when people began using aspirin in their 50s or 60s, their risk of developing colon cancer after age 70 was trimmed by 20%. There was no such benefit, however, among people who began using aspirin at age 70 or later.

No one is saying all middle-aged people should rush to take low-dose aspirin, experts cautioned. In fact, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends low-dose aspirin (usually 81 mg a day) for only a select group: People in their 50s who have at least a 10% risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. READ MORE

(Source: HealthDay, 01/25/2021 )