Japanese Study Questions Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Benefit

November 18, 2014 5:12 AM

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Japanese Study Questions Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Benefit

But a new study out of Japan indicates that this may not very well be the case. The study examined 14,000 Japanese patients between the ages of 60 and 85 and found that there appears to be no major difference in heart-related deaths as well as non-fatal heart attacks and strokes between patients who had taken aspirin and those who did not. “It indicates that primary prevention with daily low-dose aspirin does not reduce the combined risk in this population,” reports study co-author, Dr. Kazuyki Shimada from the University of Shin-Oyama City Hospital.

But a new study out of Japan indicates that this may not very well be the case. The study examined 14,000 Japanese patients between the ages of 60 and 85 and found that there appears to be no major difference in heart-related deaths as well as non-fatal heart attacks and strokes between patients who...

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