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Are you taking aspirin to reduce your risk of skin cancer and deadly melanomas?

by , 12 March 2013

The list of reasons to avoid aspirin is ever-growing. The most commonly reported reason is that once you start taking it regularly to relieve headaches, it's easy for aspirin to backfire and actually cause of rebound headaches. Now, it looks like there's reason to rethink this strategy, as aspirin's been found to reduce a woman's risk of melanoma! Here's how you can use aspirin to cut your risk of developing melanoma - and take just enough to prevent rebound headaches.

 
Aspirin’s well-known for its ability to relieve pain and preventing heart attacks.
 
But daily aspirin therapy is usually only recommended for people who have had a heart attack or stroke before, writes The Huffington Post.
 
Now, this common over-the-counter tablet has been found to also reduce a woman's risk for melanoma, says FoxNews.
 
And you don’t need to worry about causing rebound headaches or aspirin dependence if you get the dose right.
 
The exact amount of aspirin to prevent melanomas and rebound headaches…
 
All you have to do is take aspirin twice a week to lower your risk of developing melanoma by 21%. 
 
Be careful not to exceed this amount though, as taking aspirin three or more days per week is a surefire way to trigger rebound headaches as you go into withdrawal from aspirin’s effect on your system, says WebMD.
 
If you’d prefer to stick to natural ways to prevent melanomas, you have a number of options. 
 
Other ways to prevent melanomas – without risking a rebound headache from overdoing the aspirin
 
The most obvious of these is to stay out of the sun, says FSP Health.
 
Because this new finding “… doesn’t detract from the importance of reducing your risk of the disease by enjoying the sun safely... Getting a painful sunburn just once every two years can triple the risk of melanoma”, says the Cancer Research UK website.
 
So you should definitely still stay out of the sun to prevent melanomas. 
 
But you can take other supplements to lower your risk of melanomas. 
 
In fact, FSP Health recommends you take 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily to prevent melanomas. 
 
You can also protect yourself from skin cancer and deadly melanomas by taking six to eight tablespoons of flaxseed oil a day.
 
There you have it. Easy ways to prevent melanomas with quick fixes you likely already have in your home!
 



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