Daily aspirin may do more harm than good for some
November 3, 2009 (WLS) -- A daily aspirin could do more harm than good for people who have no risk for heart attack or stroke.
It's believed that millions of people take a daily dose of aspirin to act as insurance against health problems. But an article published in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin calls on doctors to think twice about giving aspirin to people who otherwise appear healthy.
British scientists say the drug can result in internal bleeding of the stomach.
On the flip side, low-dose aspirin is considered beneficial for warding off a second heart attack or stroke in those people with obvious cardiovascular disease.
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