Should We Swap Aspirin For Vegetables? Not Just Yet!

Two cancer studies grabbed the headlines this week, causing nutritionists' hearts to sink and pharmacists to cheer. One suggested that vegetables and fruits offer scant protection against cancer; the other indicated that taking low daily doses of aspirin may cut our risk of dying of this dreaded disease. So, should we simply give up on vegetables and fruits, and pop the little white pill instead? I think not. In the first article published in the British Journal of Cancer, Oxford University Professor Tim Key summarized evidence from several dozen long-term research projects looking at the amount of fruit and vegetables people eat and their overall cancer risk. He found little,…
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