Untangling the New Daily Aspirin Study: Many Don't Really Need It

January 14, 2015 6:22 PM

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Untangling the New Daily Aspirin Study: Many Don't Really Need It

If you're taking aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke, there's a chance you may not need to be popping the little white pills after all.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and several other health institutions studied records of 69,000 people taking daily aspirin for primary prevention of heart attack and stroke. They concluded that more than 1 in 10 of them didn't need to be taking the over-the-counter drug because their risk...

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