Benefits of Aspirin for People With Diabetes and Heart Failure

Aspirin is a blood thinner that reduces the activity of platelets and thus lowers the blood''s ability to clot. Both diabetes and heart failure make clot formation more likely which is why these conditions are associated with an increased risk of heart failure and stroke. Taking one aspirin a day lowers the risk of death in patients who have both type 2 diabetes and heart failure, suggests a study presented at the American College of Cardiology''s 67th Annual Scientific Session.

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