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Aspirin every day can cut cancer risk by 60%
MailOnline ^ | 10/28/2011 | Jenny Hope

Posted on 10/27/2011 6:36:49 PM PDT by djf

Taking aspirin regularly can cut the long-term risk of cancer, according to the first major study of its kind.

British researchers found it can reduce the risk by 60 per cent in people with a family history of the disease.

The landmark research covering 16 countries is the first proof that the painkiller has a preventive action that is likely to benefit anyone using it every day.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: aspirin; cancer; malthusvsaspirin; stroke; willowbark
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1 posted on 10/27/2011 6:36:51 PM PDT by djf
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To: neverdem

Bump!

I take a couple aspirin everyday. Along with 3-4 thousand MGs fish oil.


2 posted on 10/27/2011 6:39:10 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: djf

bookmark


3 posted on 10/27/2011 6:39:16 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: djf

It can deplete B vitamins.


4 posted on 10/27/2011 6:41:20 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: djf

How to make aspirin if you are lost in the woods:

Steps
1
Rip some bark off a willow tree.

2
Start a fire.

3
Bring water to a boil.

4
Place willow tree bark into the boiling water. Use 1-2 tsp for every 8 oz of water.

5
Simmer for 10-15 minutes.

6
Steep it as you would tea for 1/2 hour. This is basically aspirin - the chemical that aspirin is made of is found in the bark of willow trees. However, it isn’t exactly aspirin, but salicylic acid, which can have more side effects.

7
Drink the 3-4 cups daily


5 posted on 10/27/2011 6:43:15 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: djf

If you can survive the strokes.


6 posted on 10/27/2011 6:44:06 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: djf

How long until taking aspirin is mandatory?


7 posted on 10/27/2011 6:44:56 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: Politics4US

OK.
Then don’t take it.
Up to you.

In truth,just about everything you can do depletes B vitamins, so it’s a good idea to supplement those if not every day, then every other day or so.


8 posted on 10/27/2011 6:45:59 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: djf

This is bullshit.

Aspirin can lead to strokes, and also liver damage.

If you’re worried about cancer, make your body more alcaline; cancer and oxygen cannot coexist.

Cruciferous veges and hot peppers are your friends, sugar, starches and grains (not seeds or nuts) are your enemies.


9 posted on 10/27/2011 6:46:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: djf
Aspirin can prevent blood clots from forming in your arteries. This can prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Brand-name aspirin is no more effective than generic or store brands.

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/aspirin-for-coronary-artery-disease

That's why I take one a day.

10 posted on 10/27/2011 6:47:05 PM PDT by McGruff (Hold the House, take the Senate.)
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To: Politics4US

From the article:

“He said: ‘If we put them all on two aspirins a day now, in the next 30 years or so we would prevent 10,000 cancers. On the other hand, this would cause around 1,000 ulcers.

‘If we can prevent 10,000 cancers in return for 1,000 ulcers and 100 strokes, in most people’s minds that’s a good deal, especially if you’ve grown up in a family with three, four, five, six people who have had cancer.”


11 posted on 10/27/2011 6:48:53 PM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: djf
Aspirin, coffee, chocolate, beer/wine good for you. Look out health nuts!

New study: The McRib prevents the brain from being rotted by liberalism. McDonald's to offer it year round at all restaurants. ;~D


12 posted on 10/27/2011 6:49:35 PM PDT by twister881
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To: editor-surveyor

Believe it or not, it’s up to you, no skin off my rear end.

BTW, the word is spelled “alkaline”.


13 posted on 10/27/2011 6:50:35 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Aspirin does not cause liver damage unless taken in dosages that would kill you anyway. Perhaps you are thinking of Tylenol (Acetaminophen) which may cause liver damage and should especially not be taken with alcohol.
14 posted on 10/27/2011 6:51:19 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: djf

My Grandpa had a rule: he took an aspirin, an Ex-Lax, and a multivitamin every single day. No prescription meds unless he was at death’s door.

Even after he moved into the nursing home at the age of 98, he would have us sneak them in, because the nursing staff declined to participate! He had my Grandma on the same regimen; she passed away at 94, he at 99.


15 posted on 10/27/2011 6:53:33 PM PDT by garandgal
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16 posted on 10/27/2011 6:54:09 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: djf

Aspirin, even low dosage, every day can cause microscopic colitis. The cure is simple but the discomfort monumental when it takes 6 months to diagnose.


17 posted on 10/27/2011 6:55:14 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: djf

Doesn’t say what dose. There are several with 325mg the top and 75/80 the least.


18 posted on 10/27/2011 6:55:23 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Pilot: n. The Highest Form Of Life On Earth)
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To: djf

Aspirin, even low dosage, every day can cause microscopic colitis. The cure is simple but the discomfort monumental when it takes 6 months to diagnose.


19 posted on 10/27/2011 6:55:30 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Aussiebabe

I take at least 2 aspirins daily and have done so for many years mostly for headaches. I will say that it has affected my stomach and I have to drink milk as a chaser so I don’t get sick. I know it has thinned my blood, and when I cut myself I bleed a lot. I’m 63 and have tried to do without aspirin, but I think I may have gotten hooked on them. I think they can also damage the kidneys.


20 posted on 10/27/2011 6:59:50 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Publius6961

Well, I’m not an MD, but from what I have read, I can say this:
Personally, if you are someone who has a familial history of stroke or bleeding disorders, OR you are a person with a history of gastrointestinal problems, I would NOT recommend an aspirin a day unless cleared by your physician.

I mean I am assuming we are adults here, and can make intelligent decisions about our own health. Anyone who doesn’t feel confident in that category should talk to their doctor.
I’m sure he can come up with a $300 month prescription that will fix ya up good.


21 posted on 10/27/2011 7:02:00 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: Aussiebabe

Regular use of aspirin will kill you, or leave you aphasic.


22 posted on 10/27/2011 7:02:27 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: djf

thats strange... My Grandfather died from cancer while doing that...


23 posted on 10/27/2011 7:04:19 PM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Mr Rogers

It can cause heart attacks.


24 posted on 10/27/2011 7:05:41 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: djf

It can cause heart attacks.


25 posted on 10/27/2011 7:06:08 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: Politics4US

Well. I’ve read MANY abstracts and case studies.

I have never heard of a heart attack caused by aspirin.

In fact I think if you make it to the hospital following a heart attack, one of the first things they do is give you intravenous aspirin and Magnesium.


26 posted on 10/27/2011 7:10:27 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: Politics4US

Then don’t take it. Me? I take a couple of aspirin for pain about 3-4 times/week. Of course, I may plop dead tomorrow...


27 posted on 10/27/2011 7:10:33 PM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: editor-surveyor

Good advice. Check out piperlongumine.


28 posted on 10/27/2011 7:12:55 PM PDT by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: djf

The trade off being a bleeding ulcer.


29 posted on 10/27/2011 7:33:46 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: djf

There are other things one can do to help prevent cancer...

Use coconut oil...

If you want to use a polyunsaturated oil as a food, it is worthwhile to remember what its effects are: it suppresses metabolism and promotes obesity, is immunosuppressive; causes inflammation and shock; is required for alcoholic liver cirrhosis; sensitizes to radiation damage; accelerates formation of aging pigment, cataracts, retinal degeneration; promotes free radical damage and excitoxicity; causes cancer and accelerates its growth; is toxic to the heart muscle and promotes atherosclerosis; can cause brain edema, diabetes, excessive vascular permeability, precocious puberty, progesterone deficiency, skin wrinkling and other signs of aging.

Cancer can’t occur unless there are unsaturated oils in the diet. (C. lp, et al., Cancer Res. 45, 1985.) Alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver cannot occur unless there are unsaturated oils in the diet. (Nanji and French, Life Sciences. 44, 1989.) Heart disease can be produced by unsaturated oils, and prevented by adding saturated oils to the diet. (J.K.G. Kramer, et al., Lipids 17, 372, 1983.)


30 posted on 10/27/2011 7:50:48 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: editor-surveyor
Regular use of aspirin will kill you, or leave you aphasic.

Bull crap.

31 posted on 10/27/2011 8:10:14 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
Olive Oil is polyunsaturated oil . Are you saying it can contribute to all those diseases?
32 posted on 10/27/2011 8:28:55 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: McGruff
"This can prevent a heart attack or stroke."

I'm replying from memory, but I thought that aspirin thinned the blood, making strokes more likely, but they are supposed to prevent heart attacks.....

33 posted on 10/27/2011 8:30:05 PM PDT by matthew fuller (9-9-9 ? Just say No! No! No!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Pretty funny...the lack of biological knowledge always amazes me.


34 posted on 10/27/2011 8:36:17 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: matthew fuller

Exactly correct.


35 posted on 10/27/2011 8:36:56 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: Georgia Girl 2
While high doses of aspirin can indeed cause bleeding, or for that matter a number of drugs like ibuprofen can also cause bleeding, and over time can cause ulcers, most ulcers are caused by bacteria.

Ulcers are one of the most misunderstood diseases. Many people still believe stress causes them. Most ulcers can now be treated with antibiotics and that is why there are fewer surgeries today for treating ulcers...in fact, it is becoming rare. This was discovered by two Aussie scientists,Robin Warren and Barry Marshall who won Nobel awards for medicine .

I took this from About.com to make it simple:

“In the past, it was believed stress and diet caused peptic ulcers. Later, researchers stated stomach acids (hydrochloric acid and pepsin) contributed to the majority of ulcer formation. Today, however, research shows that most ulcers develop as a result of infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. “

36 posted on 10/27/2011 8:52:09 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: djf

... But causes damage. Natural approaches reduce inflammation without side effects.


37 posted on 10/27/2011 8:53:34 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: CaptainK

Olive oil is a “mono” I think...


38 posted on 10/27/2011 8:57:07 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: djf
Adirondack means ``bark-eaters`` in Iroquois.

Us`n hillbillies sprinkle bark shavings on our fermented corn for dessert, like our ancestors did. We also suck sap from the trees, chew wild grass like a cud, use cushion moss for cuts, wild honey for ladies` young skin and brew wild *** tea for a kickapoo kicker. I kid you not.

39 posted on 10/27/2011 8:58:20 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: djf

I’d like to see this same study done with fish/krill oil instead of aspirin. I’d bet they’d find similar results but without the side effects.


40 posted on 10/27/2011 8:58:47 PM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Ummm....

read my post 5.

Aspirin IS a natural substance.

But then, so are amanita mushrooms. The whole “natural” kick is kinda whiffle-ball, if you ask me.

I’ve got at least three “natural” plants growing in my yard that would kill you one hell of a lot quicker than any aspirin will.


41 posted on 10/27/2011 9:00:30 PM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: SkyDancer
We respond to a lot of people who are prescribed aspirin to take daily. They are almost always on a very low dose something like a single chewable 81mg “baby aspirin”. Low dosage aspirin taken everyday is thought to reduce the chance of heart attack and stroke by approximately 20%. There are many people who should not take aspirin everyday so you should check with your doctor before starting such a regimen.
42 posted on 10/27/2011 10:48:17 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: djf

Lots of things you can take that can reduce cancer.

1. Oil of Oregano
2. Garlic
3. Lycopene
4. Coral calcium or even just calcium
5. Ellagic Acid
6. Any antioxidants (C, D, E, NAC, Grape Seed Extract, Acai, etc)
7. Cesium Chloride w/ Potassium
8. Paw Paw


43 posted on 10/27/2011 11:27:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: djf
How aspirin works
44 posted on 10/28/2011 12:01:45 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: djf

...”I mean I am assuming we are adults here, and can make intelligent decisions about our own health. “

For how long? 2014?


45 posted on 10/28/2011 12:18:00 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: djf

Miraculously it also raises aspirin manufacturers profits by 60%

Win win


46 posted on 10/28/2011 12:58:47 AM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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To: wyowolf
My Grandfather died from cancer while doing that...

It didn't say it prevents cancer. It cuts the risk.

47 posted on 10/28/2011 2:09:03 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Vitamin E and prostate cancer

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/vitamin-men-daily-dose-prostate-cancer-risk/story?id=14714146


48 posted on 10/28/2011 2:17:05 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Correct. If you die from a stroke, you have a lesser risk of getting cancer.


49 posted on 10/28/2011 2:17:25 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: matthew fuller; Aussiebabe

There are TWO main types of stroke: those caused by blood clots and those cause by bleeding. Any blood thinner decreases the chances of the former and increases the chances of the latter. Blood thinners also decrease blood clots that cause heart attacks.


50 posted on 10/28/2011 2:23:54 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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