Is aspirin pro-longevity?

If you read Preston Estep’s mindspan, this is a good thing

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The list of all compounds tested by the ITP and in progress is on the ITP website at Supported Interventions | National Institute on Aging. To date, six compounds have shown significant extension of lifespan:

Aspirin – males only (Strong et al., 2008);

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I thought there was recent evidence showing long term use has a risk of heart failure.

Anemia may not be a bad thing as far as aging is concerned ?

Apologies if I haven’t done the link properly


The amount of evidence showing aspirin reduces risk of cancer is pretty substantial.

Anemia incidence in the aspirin and placebo groups was 51.2 events and 42.9 events per 1000 person-years, respectively (hazard ratio, 1.20 [95% CI, 1.12 to 1.29]).

Eight more incidences of anemia per 1000 person/years.

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I don’t like it because it is a Cox-1 inhibitor. It therefore reduces melatonin levels and disrupts sleep.

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