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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    11 Feb '14 17:05
    Aspirin and/or Resveritrol (found in red wines)

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-aspirin-resveratrol-cancer-tetraploid-cells.html
  2. 11 Feb '14 18:23 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Aspirin and/or Resveritrol (found in red wines)

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-aspirin-resveratrol-cancer-tetraploid-cells.html
    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:

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/the-top-10-myths-of-heart-health/

    http://www.naturalnews.com/028710_aspirin_heart_disease.html

    although this link is more encouraging:

    http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/03march/Pages/daily-aspirin-cuts-cancer-risk.aspx

    -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?
    Any opinions?
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    11 Feb '14 19:01
    Originally posted by humy
    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.merco ...[text shortened]... t really worth me to continual to take small daily doses of it or should I stop?
    Any opinions?
    I would like to see the results of the research in terms of what we would consider to be a low dose, or what dose gave protection in human terms, not mouse levels!

    But there is also the resveratrol connection so throwing in red wine does the same thing.

    My favorite brand: Louis Jadot Beaujolais, a great red! I buy it by the magnum! Very smooth!