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Rethinking the idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks, dementia and strokes according to the NY Times.

Rethinking the idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks, dementia  and strokes according to the NY Times. The idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent strokes has been around for years, and it has been promoted by many doctors for the prevention of heart attacks, dementia  and strokes. According to 3 recent papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, people 70 years and older do not have any benefit from this regimen.  On the other hand, the use of aspirin as a preventative agent actually caused a slight increase in overall mortality with Read More »