Aspirin reduces/lessens/lowers the risk of...

GandalfMB

Senior Member
Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
Hello,
Could you tell me, please, why the sentence "Aspirin reduces the risk of heart attack." is wrong? I think we can use "reduce" this way, but "people" told me it was unnatural. I tend to use all three of the suggested verbs and I think they mean more or less the same thing. Am I wrong?


Thank you :)
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    No, I'd agree with you. There's no significant difference between them here. 'Lessen' is less common as a word, perhaps, but it's not less appropriate here.
     
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