Preventative Daily Aspirin May Cause Problems For Some Study Shows
According to the NY times, a third of Americans who are middle aged take aspirin to prevent heart attack or cancers. Many of them have had this suggested by their doctors. Since aspirin is not a food, but a chemical with certain effects and also non desirable side effects, it should be used with caution. As always you should consider weather the benefits outweigh the risks and even though aspirin has withstood the test of time, it is a drug, not a food. Check out this article regarding some new research regarding Aspirin.
Daily Aspirin Is Not for Everyone, Study SuggestsBy TARA PARKER-POPE Nearly a third of middle-aged Americans regularly take a baby aspirin in the hope of preventing a heart attack or a stroke or lowering their cancerrisk. But new research shows that aspirin is not for everyone, and that in some patients this so-called wonder drug is doing more harm than good.”I stop a lot more aspirin than I start,” said Dr. Alison Bailey, director of the cardiac rehabilitation program at the Gill Heart Instituteat the University of Kentucky. “People don’t even consider aspirin a medicine, or consider that you can have side effects from it. That’s the most challenging part of aspirin therapy.”Last week, researchers in London reported that they had analyzed nine randomized studies of aspirin use in the United States, Europe and Japan that included more than 100,000 participants. The study subjects had never had a heart attack or stroke; all regularly took aspirin or a placebo to determine whether aspirin benefits people who have no established heart disease.
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