Study suggests expectant mothers take aspirin daily

A daily dose of aspirin can lower your risk of developing and dying of colon cancer. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

April 7, 2014 5:06:16 PM PDT
A new study suggests expecting mothers take aspirin daily to prevent a deadly pregnancy problem.

The US Preventive Services Task Force says a low daily dose may be beneficial to some high-risk women and their offspring.

The study shows it reduced the risk of pre-eclampsia by 24 percent.

The condition usually causes high blood pressure, liver disease, and blood clotting.

Low-dose aspirin also reduced the risk of premature birth by 14 percent.

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