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Why is aspirin a useful anti-inflammatory?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Considered the Holy Grail of anti-inflammatories, aspirin keeps the blood’s platelets from clumping and clotting. Taken mostly to prevent heart attacks, there is evidence to suggest that a daily dose of aspirin may also work to fight colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease by reducing inflammation in the digestive tract and brain. Some doctors suggest that women do not take aspirin daily until after they have ceased menstruating; consult your doctor before taking.
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David B. Agus, MD
Hematology & Oncology

Chronic inflammation is at the root of the most damaging chronic health conditions. In this video, cancer specialist and author Dr. David Agus explains how aspirin can help protect against this problem.


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