Is Aspirin A Real Lifesaver? Stephen Fung March 27, 2007 Previous studies had shown that aspirin didnít affect in any particular way the risk of mortality from heart disease or any other cause. However, a brand new report indicates that the regular intake of this medication lowers the risk of death by any metabolic cause by 25%. The data collection included almost 80,000 women and was analyzed by a team of the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The mode of action of this compound is the disruption of the clotting process, thus lowering the risk of a clot forming in the heart or the brain and preventing heart attack and stroke. Besides, its anti-inflammatory properties are thought to play a role in the prevention of cancer. Although regular and moderate doses of aspirin might benefit people at risk, i.e., with a history of cardio-vascular problems in their family, it should also be noted that this drug has also serious side effects, like gastrointestinal bleeding. Source: Archives Of Internal Medicine Share This With The World!