AD­VICE FOR THE OVER-45

India Today - - LIVING -

If you are 45-plus, con­sider a small daily dose of aspirin. That’s the lat­est from doc­tors. It may just pro­tect you against heart dis­ease and can­cer. Ac­cord­ing to a panel of ex­perts from the Royal So­ci­ety of Medicine, UK, last week, 45 is the age when chances of de­vel­op­ing can­cers go up sub­stan­tially. Aspirin has an ac­tive in­gre­di­ent, acetyl sal­i­cylic acid, that is be­lieved to have a pre­ven­tive ef­fect, they re­port. With ev­i­dence build­ing that the ben­e­fits of aspirin for healthy mid­dleaged and older peo­ple “far out­weigh” the side-ef­fects, they sug­gest one ev­ery day.

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