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Daily Aspirin 'can significantly reduce risk of cancer'

People who take a daily dose of Aspirin could significantly reduce their risk of developing major cancers, a new study suggests.

Research found that if everyone in the UK aged 50 to 64 took aspirin for a decade an estimated 130,357 cancer deaths could be avoided over 20 years.

But medical professionals have warned that no-one should take the drug regularly without speaking to their GP first, because of the possible side effects.

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Aspirin cancer benefits 'take at least five years'

People wanting to lower their risk of developing cancer by taking aspirin need to take the over-the-counter medication "for at least five years", according to the scientist who established the link.

Professor Jack Cuzick told Good Morning Britain the five year timeframe was why it had taken researchers "so long to see" the health benefits.

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