Study Backs Lower Aspirin Dose To Cut Colon Cancer Risk


October 25, 2010

The Philadelphia Inquirer

LONDON - A low dose of aspirin may cut colon cancer cases by a quarter and deaths by a third, a new study found.

But experts say aspirin's side effects of bleeding and stomach problems are too worrying for people who aren't at high risk of the disease to start taking the drug for that reason alone...

Past studies have found a daily dose of at least 500 milligrams of aspirin could prevent colon cancer, but the adverse effects of such a high dose outweighed the benefits. Now, researchers say a low dose, equivalent to a baby or regular aspirin, also appears to work... READ MORE