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How does aspirin therapy affect aging?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
It's doubtless not news to you that aspirin can get rid of a headache or a fever. But its anti-aging properties might be. The fact is that taking an aspirin or even half an aspirin a day will help keep your arteries free of buildup. Moreover, an aspirin a day reduces the incidence of breast cancer, colon and rectal cancer, and other cancers in the gastrointestinal tract. Taking an aspirin (325 mg) a day can have the long-term benefit of making your RealAge (physiologic age) as much as 2.2 years younger when you're fifty-five, and as much as 2.9 years younger by the time you're seventy.
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