Taking either high or low dose aspirin reduces the chances the people with colorectal polyps (adenomas) will get more.
A combined analysis of three randomized controlled trials that compared taking aspirin to a placebo after adenomas were removed found that people who took a daily low dose or baby aspirin had almost a 20 percent lower chance of another adenoma during their next colonoscopy. High-dose or regular adult strength aspirin reduced risk of polyp recurrence by about 15 percent.
Any aspirin reduced the risk of advanced adenomas by more than 35 percent. Read the rest of this entry »