• Question: Do you think that a daily intake of aspirin can really reduce the risk of cancer?

    Asked by aneesasharif to John, Vicky on 23 Mar 2012.
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      Vicky Young answered on 23 Mar 2012:

      Well there is good evidence to support this but there is sooooooooo much information on cancer and what can cause it/prevent it. If you followed it all you probably couldn’t eat anything. Its such a complex disease and different in everyone so the research is just a guide.

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      John Prytherch answered on 23 Mar 2012:

      Yeah as Vikcy says, best thing to do is probably do most things in moderation, like, its ok to have sausages and bacon, but not every meal 🙂

      With the aspirin, it looks like there’s a (small) positive effect, but aspirin can cause serious problems like stomach ulcers, so it is unclear if there is an overall benefit.