5 Anti-aging Supplements That Really Work


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Aspirin
Take one aspirin and call me in the morning, because it seems there's nothing this little pill can't do.
Take one aspirin and call me in the morning, because it seems there's nothing this little pill can't do.
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Take one aspirin and call me in the morning, because there isn't anything aspirin can't do, or so it seems. Aspirin can help get rid of a headache, relieve minor pain and reduce low-grade fevers. Those with heart conditions are often put on a low-dose aspirin regimen because it helps blood flow, which is important as our bodies age. One study showed that men who took aspirin every other day didn't need as much surgery to repair blocked blood vessels [source: Mother Nature].

Aspirin might also help a person avoid colon cancer. One study suggested that those who took aspirin 16 or more times a month had a 50 percent lower risk of developing colon cancer because the tiny, white wonder drug slows the down development of polyps that could be a tell-tale sign of the disease [source: Mother Nature]. Beware! Aspirin therapy doesn't work well for everyone. Studies show that men react differently to aspirin than women. And taking too much aspirin could cause stomach problems [source: Duenwald].