just once a year could lower the risk of stomach cancer by more
than a third, research suggests.
A study found
that those who had taken the drug in the previous 12 months were
36 per cent less likely to develop cancer in the middle or lower
parts of the stomach than those who had taken none.
Those who had
used ibuprofen were 32 per cent less likely to get the disease.
The study also found repeated taking of the drug increased the protective
It backs up
previous studies which have shown that aspirin can protect against
bowel cancer and breast cancer – as well as preventing clots by
thinning the blood.
do not recommend taking aspirin regularly because it can cause the
stomach to bleed.