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Daily aspirin 'cuts bowel and stomach cancer deaths'

6 August 2014 Last updated at 06:28 BST

British researchers say aspirin could reduce the risk of developing - or dying from - certain types of cancer.

The Queen Mary University of London team looked into the preventive use of the drug, which is better known for helping to relieve headache symptoms.

The study recommends people aged 50 and above in the UK talk to their doctor about taking a small daily dose.

Professor Jack Cuzick, lead report author, told the BBC's Jane Dreaper the findings suggested the benefits ''substantially outweighed'' the side-effects.

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