Dr. Roizen, of You Doc’s fame and partner of Dr. Oz walks the talk when it comes to health with his TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
This ‘Treadmill Talk” deals with the effects of baby aspirin on cancer prevention. Walking 10,000 steps per day (5 miles) reduces the risk of cancers 30% to 70% but Dr. Roizen points out the added advantage of adding a dose of baby aspirin to further reduce this risk.
Colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer risk and severity can be decreased with two baby aspirins a day. The risk of heart attack and stroke will also be reduced 34% by aspirin. Walking the 10,000 steps a day however has an even greater impact -reducing the risk of heart attacks by 90% and the risk of stroke by 70%. Adding in the baby aspirin adds an extra level of protection.
Dr. Roizen urges that everyone check with their doctor before starting an aspirin regimen but reminds us that the research shows the benefits of aspirin outweigh the associated risks at the age of 35 in men and 40 in women. This is not recommended for individuals younger in age (except of course walking a minimum of 10,000 steps per day). Mitigating the complications of aspirin is as easy as drinking a 1/2 glass of warm water before and after taking the aspirin which will help with any potential gastrointestinal difficulties.
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