Tag Archives: Aspirin

Low-Dose Aspirin and the Risk of Stroke

Low-Dose Aspirin and the Risk of Stroke and Intracerebral Bleeding in Healthy Older People – Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial is a study just published in the JAMA. It demonstrates another reason why low dose aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease is harmful rather than therapeutic. The study found a significant…

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Prophylactic Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Adults

Three studies, published online on Sept 16, 2018 by the New England Journal of Medicine, examine the effect  of prophylactic aspirin in healthy elderly patients. The subjects received 100 mg of aspirin daily or a placebo for five years. Trial participants were community-dwelling men and women from Australia and the United States who were 70 years of…

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