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The Aspirin Hoax?

December 18, 2012

Many people believe that taking aspirin regularly will help reduce the likelihood of major cardiovascular events like a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular death. To test this theory, researchers examined data from the Women’s Health Study with their findings published in the European Heart Journal. Simply put, the researchers found that “Aspirin was ineffective or even harmful in the majority of patients.” The study noted that only women who were over 65 years old or in a selective treatment group would realize significant benefit.

Aspirin’s side effects include increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, atrial fibrillation, erectile dysfunction, aging macula disorder and cardiovascular death if taken on a regular basis. To see a study that suggests that regularly taking aspirin is “ineffective” can’t help but make one wonder who is behind the idea of an aspirin a day.

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