New evidence is helping explain additional health benefits of aspirin. (Credit: © Veniamin Kraskov / Fotolia)
Aspirin: New Evidence Is Helping Explain Additional Health Benefits And Open Potential For New Uses -- Science Daily
ScienceDaily (Apr. 19, 2012) — New evidence is helping explain additional health benefits of aspirin. Researchers in Canada, Scotland and Australia have discovered that salicylate, the active ingredient in aspirin, directly increases the activity of the protein AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase), a key player in regulating cell growth and metabolism. AMPK which is considered a cellular fuel-gauge is switched on by exercise and the commonly used anti-diabetic medication metformin.
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