Author: Suzanne B. Robotti

Two observational studies link regular use (three months) of aspirin to macular degeneration even if that use was TEN YEARS ago. Reported on NYTimes Well Blog, “Aspirin Use Tied to Rare Eye Disorder,” 12/18/2012. “It may be like smoking and cancer, where some people who have stopped years and years ago then get cancer,” Dr. Klein said. “It may seem out of the blue, but there’s something about latent exposure that carries forward.” A correlation such as this does not definitively prove causation. I can’t tell from the article how much aspirin was taken — should we be unconcerned about “baby”…

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