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An Aspirin A Day...May Protect Some From Skin Cancer

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A new study finds taking aspirin may reduce the risk of melanoma in women.

Researchers at Stanford University looked at nearly 60,000 post-menopausal, Caucasian women for 12 years.

It's the largest study ever to explore new ways to prevent skin cancer.

They found women who took regular doses of aspirin lowered their risk of getting melanoma by at least 20%.

The longer they took the aspirin, the more they reduced their risk.

This is not proof that aspirin is directly responsible for lowering the risk.

Researchers believe inflammation plays a big role in cancer development and aspirin is an anti-inflammatory drug.

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