Routine aspirin benefits queried

  1. From BBC
    Low-dose aspirin should not routinely be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, contrary to official guidance, say UK researchers.

    Analysis of data from over 100,000 clinical trial participants found the risk of harm largely cancelled out the benefits of taking the drug.

    Only those who have already had a heart attack or stroke should be advised to take a daily aspirin, they found.
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  3. by   Anxious Patient
    Gads, one more thing to worry about. Here you are thinking you're going to nip potential health problems in the bud with an easy, inexpensive fix, and a new study comes out that it could put some of us at risk for other things. It pays to be cautious, I guess, remember all the hype with HRT.