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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Aspirin can prevent cancer.

A new study involving scientists from Veterans Affairs in Texas suggested that aspirin,a pain-relief medication's interaction with platelets, the blood cells that form clots to stop bleeding, could stop tumors from growing thus help prevent cancer. Aspirin has been used as a medication to treat pain, fever and inflammation, but this new study shows that daily doses of aspirin could actually help prevent cancer.The research, published in the February issues of Cancer Prevention Research, found that aspirin disrupts the normal clotting process by shutting down a key enzyme called COX-1, thereby blocking interactions between platelets and cancer cells and curbing the growth of tumors.