Gupta, Sanjay; Gajilan, A.Chris
September 2005
Time;9/5/2005, Vol. 166 Issue 10, p106
Reports on the potential health benefits and risks of taking aspirin over an extended period of time. Report from the "Journal of the American Medical Association" that high doses of aspirin, taken for long periods of time, can prevent colorectal cancer; Statistics showing the difference between patients who took different amounts of aspirin; Discussion of the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding shown to accompany taking high doses of aspirin for over a decade; Suggestions of how to decrease your risk of getting colorectal cancer through restricting certain foods in your diet and scheduling colonoscopies.


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