Aspirin Not Recommended For Healthy People
Healthy people who take aspirin to prevent heart failure and heart attacks are putting themselves at risk, according to research conducted by British scientists.
Millions of people take aspirin daily to keep their arteries unclogged - but no proof exists that this actually works. In fact, there is now proof that Aspirin increases the risk of hospitalization due to internal bleeding. The risk is small. The study included 29,000 people between 50 and 75, out of which 3,000 were given a daily Aspirin, and another 3,000 a placebo. Out of 3,000 Aspirin-eaters, two percent (34 people) developed major internal bleeds, while 1,2 percent (20 people) did in the placebo group. The heart attack rate in the two groups was the same.
The doctors involved in the study do not recommend people that have suffered heart attacks stop eating Aspirin, as it can still be beneficial if you are susceptible to the disease.
“Aspirin probably leads to a minor reduction in future events but the problem is that has to be weighed against an increase in bleeding. Some of that bleeding can be quite serious and lead to death.”