Taking low dose aspirin may not help people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes to avoid a heart event

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Researchers in Japan studied 14,646 volunteers between the ages of 60 and 85 years. The participants were randomly assigned to take a low-dose aspirin every day or not. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the trial ended after fiver years when it was clear that there were no significant differences between the two groups. Overall, 2.77% of those taking aspirin had a heart attack or stroke, compared to 2.96% among those not taking the drug. Via Time. Posted November 24, 2014.

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Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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