Careers  |  Sign In  |  Register  |   Twitter

An Aspirin a Day May Not Keep the Doctor Away

According to The New York Times’ Well blog, a 15-year Dutch study revealed that the risks of taking a small daily dose of aspirin may outweigh the benefits. The study, published in Heart, consisted of 27,939 female subjects who were either given 100 milligrams of aspirin, or a placebo pill, every other day. While the use of aspirin yielded a lower risk for cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer, for a significant amount of the women (particularly those under age 65), the possibility of gastrointestinal bleeding exceeded the benefit of the aspirin.

Read the story published in The New York Times’ Well blog.

Read the study published in Heart.