Taking a low dose of aspirin may increase survival rates for colon cancer patients. Researchers in the Netherlands looked at nearly one thousand patients. They found the death rate for patients who took aspirin for two weeks or more after their diagnosis was lower than for patients who did not take aspirin.
And a new study finds eating seven servings of fruits and vegetables a day lowers your overall risk of death 42 percent. The risk of cancer death goes down 25 percent and heart disease 31 percent. Researchers in England found fresh vegetables had the most protective effect. But dried, or packaged fruit, as well as fruit juice seemed to increase the risk… possibly because of added sugars in processed fruit products. Those are the day's top health stories.
(Alexis Christoforous, CBS News)
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