New claims: An aspirin a day ...

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New research paper published today have claimed that an aspirin a day can help prevent cancer and stop it spreading. These remarkable findings have come in academic papers in The Lancet medical journal by a Professor from Oxford. The writings claim that aspirin's anti-cancer benefits may be even bigger than its ability to protect the heart.

The research suggests a low daily dose of aspirin for 3 years will reduce the risk of developing cancer by a quarter. And if you took it for 5 years, it would cut the risk of dying from cancer by 37 per cent. Elsewhere the authors claims aspirin can reduce the chances of cancer spreading - by almost fifty per cent.

However one GP from Kent says such claims have to be treated with real caution. Andrew Pate reports.