Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Aspirin & Your Skin

Aspirin has been used to treat heart disease for years. Now a new study from Stanford University shows that aspirin can also reduce the risk of the skin cancer melanoma. Over a 12 year period, 60,00 post menopausal Caucasian women who took aspirin at least twice a week had a 20% lower risk of melanoma. It is thought that the anti inflammatory and the anti blood clotting effects of aspirin are the reason. It is recommended that only high risk people take aspirin due to the stomach side effects that aspirin can cause. Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid. It is a derivative of salicylate which comes from the willow tree and myrtle and has been used since 3000 BC as a medical remedy. Read more about study on the link below.


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