Low-dose aspirin increases risk of bleeding, study says

Posted at 9:18 AM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 05:20:55-04

(CNN) - Three studies published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine reveal an aspirin a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away.

Researchers in Australia based their findings on nearly 20,000 people, with a median age of 74, for five years.

According to the findings the people who took low doses of aspirin daily didn't necessarily benefit over those who took a placebo.

In fact, the people who took the aspirin appeared to bleed more than the others.

According to the studies, healthy people appear to be wasting their money by taking aspirin every day.

But when in doubt researchers say people should consult with a doctor on issues like this.

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