Is Aspirin A Real Lifesaver?

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

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