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If I’ve said it a million times

Aspirin is good for you.

NEW HAVEN – Aspirin may be good for your liver, protecting it against damage from too much Tylenol and possibly even from obesity and alcohol abuse, according to a new study by a Yale physician.

A study by Dr. Wajahat Mehal, published in Monday’s edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, shows liver damage can be prevented by low doses of aspirin. Mehal is associate professor in the Department of Immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine.

If it passes clinical trials, doctors will be able to prescribe inexpensive common aspirin to treat millions of people who have liver damage as a side effect of Tylenol or other drugs.

Mehal found aspirin has a protective effect, preventing inflammation of the liver caused by many medications, including high doses of acetaminophen, which is sold as Tylenol and is an ingredient in other medicines.

Especially if you drink, and if you do, then you know that the liver is the most important organ in your body. Hurray for Science Journalism!

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