Aspirin has no effect on healthy life span in elderly
Daily low-dose aspirin is without effect on healthy life span in elderly - Health science news

In a large study conducted in Australia and the US, scientists have found that a daily low-dose aspirin intake does not prolong healthy, independent living. The risk of dying from cancer or heart disease was not reduced when compared to healthy elderly taking placebo. There was even a slightly increased risk of dying of cancer when taking aspirin, although this result has to be confirmed in follow-up studies. The study shows that aspirin is not beneficial for healthy elderly, but this does not contradict clinical guidelines that note the benefits of aspirin for preventing heart attacks and strokes in persons with vascular conditions.

Read the full story: NIH – National Institute on Aging
Scientific publication: New England Journal of Medicine – cardiovascular events
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