Daily low dose aspirin has been historically recommended by doctors to help reduce risk of heart attack or stroke. But according to new research from the New England Journal of Medicine, the drug could be doing more harm than good in older, healthy adults.
The new study was designed to find out whether low-dose aspirin could prolong healthy, independent living in seniors who had not shown signs of heart disease.
The study found that the risks of long-term use of aspirin may outweigh the benefits for healthy people aged 70 years and older, who are at low-to-moderate risk of heart disease, and who have not already had a heart attack or stroke.
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