Medically reviewed by: Dr. Robert Segal, M.D.
Many of us take a daily aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, but for some people, the risks may outweigh the benefits.
New research finds that while aspirin does lower the risk of heart attack or stroke, it may also increase the risk of potentially dangerous bleeding.
Researchers from Imperial College and King’s College in the United Kingdom analyzed 13 clinical trials involving more than 164,000 participants without cardiovascular disease between the ages of 53 and 74.
The researchers wanted to find out if aspirin prevented cardiovascular disease in this population and what the risk of bleeding was that required hospitalization.
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Written by: Elliot Levy / Approved by: Dr. Robert Segal, M.D.