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Taking aspirin three times a week may cut the risk of dying of  

People who take the anti-inflammatory, aspirin, regularly may have better odds of surviving colorectal, prostate and stomach cancers, suggests a new National Institutes of Health study.

NIH researchers analyzed data on more than 140,000 people in the US 

They found that those who took aspirin were more likely to survive prostate, colorectal, stomach, lung and ovarian cancers 

Aspiring reduces inflammation, which may promote cancer's growth  
But experts say the link could be explained by other factors and needs greater study 

 Taking aspirin three times a week or more may give cancer sufferers a better shot at surviving the disease, a new study suggests. 

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study that followed over 140,000 Americans found that those who stuck to an aspirin regimen were at lower risks of developing prostate, colorectal, lung or ovarian cancers. 

However, the benefits seem to only apply to people who are in the normal weight range. Taking aspirin had no effects for underweight or overweight people. 

Experts say that the fact that so many people were included in the analysis is promising - but caution that other factors may contribute, such as the likelihood that the same type of people who take aspirin on a regular basis are healthier overall.

An estimated 1.8 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer by the end of 2019. Some 600,000 will die of the disease. 

Treatments have drastically improved in recent decades, but the most cutting edge and effective ones are still very expensive, and often only available through clinical trials. 

Health officials encourage preventive measures like healthy lifestyles, void of smoking and other substance use, good diets and exercise to help reduce cancer risks. 

Some evidence suggests that throwing some aspirin into that prescription might help, too. 
Invented in 1899, aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid is a remarkable drug. 

Aspirin is most often used to treat pain and lower fevers. 

The secret to its power is in aspirin's anti-inflammatory properties. 

Reducing inflammation makes it a useful drug for treating rheumatic fever, Kawasaki disease and heart problems like pericarditis.