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Aspirin Should Not Be Recommended For Healthy People Aged Over 70

NEWS

A new trial has found that low-dose aspirin does not prolong disability-free survival of healthy people aged over 70, even in those at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease. 

COMMENT

Frequently promoted as a so-called ‘miracle drug’, aspirin is far from being as safe as it is claimed to be. Illustrating this, a study published in 2017 found that the risk of major bleeding and death from the drug is even higher than originally thought. Significantly, for people over the age of 75, the risk of suffering a disabling or deadly bleed from aspirin treatment was shown to be ten times higher than for younger patients.

Rather than helping elderly people to live longer, studies published in 2018 and 2019 found that aspirin not only has no effect on prolonging life, it may even have the opposite effect. Other research has linked the drug to a higher risk of skin cancer.

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