Aspirin could prevent asthma in women

June 13, 2008 2:12:30 PM PDT
Aspirin may help prevent asthma in women. That's the finding of a new study in the journal Thorax. The study found women taking low doses of aspirin reduced the occurrence of asthma.

Two recently reported studies among adult men and women have indicated a significant reduction in the risk of newly diagnosed asthma associated with regular aspirin use.

Some experts caution it's too soon to make public recommendations for this because some people who take regular aspirin are at a higher risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.