“An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away”, but a new study says that it could actually keep you going.
Researchers at the Monash University in Australia recruited 20,000 people and did a random clinical placebo test. Half the people received a 100-milligram aspirin and the other half received a typical low dose aspirin. The participants with the regular dose of aspirin actually had a higher rate of internal bleeding.
The results concluded that if you have not had any heart related problems then taking aspirin daily is a waste of money and only raises your risk of internal bleeding and early death.
Cardiologist at Sanford Health, Dr. Stephan Boateng says, “Those who have had a heart attack before and have had stents, or have had bypass, or had some imaging demonstrating they have blockages in their arteries benefit from aspirin. Their risk of a heart attack is actually lower and its worth the risk of bleeding from taking aspirin.”
Boateng says the most important thing you can do is establish care with a physician
especially when you are getting into you 40’s and 50’s and to not self medicate with aspirin.