Aspirin may risk chance of skin cancer
A new study says that aspirin could reduce the chance of skin cancer Video by ktnv.comvideo
(KTNV) -- Most people pop a couple of aspirin if their body is sore or they are dealing with a pesky headache.
But, it turns out that aspirin could be good for a whole lot more than just pain relief.
There is a new study out saying that people who take the painkiller could slash their risk of skin cancer by nearly a third.
And the longer that take it, the more they are protected.
A group of Stanford University researchers recently looked specifically at aspirin's role in reducing the risk of melanoma.
The study found a significant association between the usage of the drug and skin cancer.
Those researches say that aspirin users were less likely to get melanoma than those who did not take it.
They believe that the reason is because inflammation plays a big role in cancer development and aspirin is an anti-inflammatory drug.
One very important thing to note, the research still isn't at the point of recommending that everyone take aspirin on a daily basis.