Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

Routine aspirin use does more harm than good
About the author: 
WDDTY Team

Doctors urge us to pop an aspirin a day to help prevent heart disease - and more recently, cancer - but this casual use does more harm than good, a new study has discovered

Doctors urge us to pop an aspirin a day to help prevent heart disease - and more recently, cancer - but this casual use does more harm than good, a new study has discovered.
The risk of stomach bleeding is too high, and only people with existing heart problems or history of stroke should continue taking the medication, say researchers from St George's, University of London.
The researchers analysed the results of nine trials, involving 102,621 people regularly taking aspirin. They discovered that the drug increased the amount of life-threatening stomach bleeding by 30 per cent, but did not reduce the levels of deaths from heart attack, stroke or cancer.
Overall, they said, the risks outweighed any benefits.
See: http://www.wddty.com/aspirin-spin-not-science.html
(Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, published online, January 9, 2012: doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.628).


You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved