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DESCRIPTION: The aspirin compounds naturally found in plant foods may explain the lower cancer rates among those eating plant-based diets.
To see the pros versus cons for people trying to prevent or treat heart attacks and stroke, see my previous video, Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/should-we-all-take-aspirin-to-prevent-heart-disease).
If the COX enzyme sounds familiar, I talked about it in my Anti-inflammatory Life is a Bowl of Cherries (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/anti-inflammatory-life-is-a-bowl-of-cherries/) video.
Where does one get “dietary nitrates” from? See: Vegetables Rate by Nitrate (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/vegetables-rate-by-nitrate/).
Do some plant foods have more aspirin than others? Definitely, in fact some foods have the same amount as a “baby” aspirin. Check out my next video: Plants with Aspirin Aspirations (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/plants-with-aspirin-aspirations).
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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM
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