Frequent Aspirin use can cause more severe strokes

February 25, 2015 12:10 PM

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Frequent Aspirin use can cause more severe strokes

People take aspirin for many reasons- coughs, colds, aches and pains. A number of people also take it as a prophylaxis against heart attack and stroke because the medicine’s blood thinning properties help prevent blood clotting.

However, the many applications of the drug have led to widespread overuse. A new study finds that aspirin resistance can play a major role in determining the severity of a stroke.

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