Healthy adults who take daily aspirin to prevent heart disease may have more harm from it than benefit, Fox News reports.
"Too many healthy people think that aspirin will prevent heart attacks and cancer," said Dr. Peter Sandercock of the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences at the
Sandercock has extensive research experience in this subject, but was not involved in the current study.
"This shows that if you are healthy, with no symptoms of cardiovascular disease, then it's not sensible to take regular aspirin. It won't improve your health," he told Reuters Health.
People who have had strokes or heart attacks have a hardening of their arteries, which leads to the formation of blood clots. Various cardiovascular diseases contribute to the formation of these clots and daily aspirin is widely known to break down those clots and prevent further problems.
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