Originally posted by sonhouse
Aspirin and/or Resveritrol (found in red wines)
I have been taking on and a half aspirin tablets per day spread over the day and have been doing that for the last ~10 years at least I think.
I had heard that there is some weak evidence that small daily amounts of aspirin also gives some limited protection against heart disease and diabetes but that evidence seems to be disputed (see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/06/17/is-low-dose-aspirin-causing-an-epidemic-of-intestinal-injury-and-bleeding.aspx although it also talks of "Earthing" which is, as far as I am aware, some pseudoscience nonsense -so that greatly reduces the credibility of that link ) and, one thing is certain, aspirin can cause intestinal bleeding in some people which is very dangerous and sometimes leads to death.
And, although I have to do some more research of this, what I am now finding on the net makes me think I should stop taking aspirin:
although this link is more encouraging:
-so, the general message seems to be aspirin doesn't help with heart disease nor diabetes and it increases the risk of dangerous intestinal bleeding BUT it really does reduce your risk of cancer. This is a rather mixed message.
So, I have to ask myself, is it really worth me to continual to take small daily doses of it or should I stop?