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What Taking Aspirin Every Day Does to Your Body

ETNT Health Logo By Emilia Paluszek of ETNT Health | Slide 2 of 10: Aspirin works by inhibiting prostaglandins, the enzyme that serves as an on-off switch for pain and inflammation. That's why it has been used for fevers and pain for more than a century. Today, it's still often prescribed to treat or prevent health conditions caused by inflammation in the body.

1. Aspirin Can Reduce Inflammation

Aspirin works by inhibiting prostaglandins, the enzyme that serves as an on-off switch for pain and inflammation. That's why it has been used for fevers and pain for more than a century. Today, it's still often prescribed to treat or prevent health conditions caused by inflammation in the body.

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