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Baby Aspirin May Help Reduce Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

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Ladies, take note: taking one baby aspirin every day may reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer. The study surveyed 20,000 women, some with and others without ovarian cancer.

Researchers said that, depending on the "frequency and dose," the risk of the disease could be reduced by as much as 34%. The overall findings of the study suggested that the risk was reduced on average by 20%.

It has been suggested in the past that NSAIDS (Non-stereoidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like aspirin may be linked to an overall reduced risk of developing cancer.

Baby aspirin is also commonly used to alleviate heart complications. "Aspirin prevents heart attacks by stopping platelets from sticking together and forming artery-blocking clots," reported Harvard Men's Health Watch.

The use of aspirin is a largely accepted risk-reducing product, but there are side effects. In the short term, the product can cause nausea, stomach irritation, or allergic reactions.

Watch the full Dr. Mike segment above to hear his take on the new study.

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