Does an aspirin a day work?

April 21, 2011 2:43:04 PM PDT
A new study finds that the blood-thinning drug aspirin does not appear to cut the chance of dying from heart disease.

At least not enough that researchers can say for certain.

Experts warn people to consult their doctors before taking the medication, which increases the risk of bleeding ulcers. The study was conducted on people with no heart problems and found daily aspirin resulted in a 19 percent reduction in non-fatal heart attacks.

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