Low-dose aspirin may help prevent colon cancer, study suggests

April 23, 2014

Low-dose aspirin is often recommended for people at high risk of heart disease.

Researchers at Case Western University found it may also prevent colon cancer in people with a specific gene.

Study participants with high amounts of the gene "15 PGDH" had only half the usual risk of developing colon cancer if they regularly took low-dose aspirin.

Researchers say the gene combined with aspirin seemed to slow inflammation.

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