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Aspirin Reduces Cardiovascular Risks

There is one pain reliever that may actually reduce the risk for heart attacks, strokes and premature death. The lowly aspirin has been around for more than 100 years, but scientists continue to debate its benefits and risks. A new analysis of nine randomized, controlled trials involving more than 100,000 participants suggests that aspirin reduces the risk of cardiovascular complications and death. Despite this good news, there is evidence that it can increase the risk of bleeding strokes and bleeding ulcers. Weighing the benefits against such risks, however, suggests that aspirin prevents deaths from heart attacks and strokes even when used in otherwise healthy people. Because of the risks, however, no one should embark on long-term aspirin therapy without medical supervision.
[American Journal of Medicine, July, 2011]

7/5/18 redirected to: https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/articles/mice-on-aspirin-avoid-alzheimers-will-you/

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Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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