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Aspirin may Increase Risk of Strokes

by Kathy Jones on October 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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 Aspirin may Increase Risk of Strokes

While aspirin has been touted as an effective way to reduce the risk of various diseases, including heart disease and cancer, a new study suggests that daily intake of the drug can lead to other complications such as strokes caused by burst blood vessels.

Researchers at Warwick University analyzed existing data and found that while aspirin may reduce risk of heart disease and cancer, making it mandatory for every one may lead to more harm than good as it increases the risk of bleeding while there is no clear evidence to suggest it reduces the risk of cancer.

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"The risks are finely balanced and for now there is not the evidence to advise people to take it. It would be lovely to say over-50s should take an aspirin a day and have much less cancer, but the research hasn't yet been done and we should be cautious. We need to be extremely careful about over-promoting aspirin", lead researcher Prof Aileen Clarke said.



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