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Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Found to Have No Effect on Healthy Life Span in Older People

Large NIH-funded study examined outcomes in United States and Australia
Bethesda, Maryland—(ENEWSPF)—September 17, 2018
Contact: Barbara Cire
In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent living (life free of dementia or persistent physical disability). Risk of dying from a range of causes, including cancer and heart disease, varied and will require further analysis and additional follow-up of study participants. These initial findings from the ASPirin in . . .

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