But according to a recent review-study, the risk of taking Aspirin outweighs the benefits… at least for some of us.
Aspirin is widely prescribed to people with a history of heart attack and stroke.
These conditions, as well as various other cardiovascular diseases, cause the hardening of the arteries, resulting in blood clot formation. Aspirin helps to dissolve blood clots, preventing further complications.
According to some, misleading propaganda has led aspirin to become a panacea for heart-related diseases, cancer and overall health.
In order to clarify conflicting messages about aspirin use, UK researchers decided to make a thorough analysis of 9 randomized controlled trials; a total of 27 studies.
And there was good news and bad news…
Good news: the results of the analysis linked regular aspirin use to the prevention of 33 to 46 deaths from any cause in 10,000 study participants over the period of 10 years.
Not so good news: However, there were also reported 46 to 49 fatal bleeds and 68 to 117 gastrointestinal bleeds within the same 10-year period in the same 10,000 people.
Researchers summarize that taking aspirin regularly boosts the risk of stomach bleeding for 37 percent and hemorrhagic stroke for 38 percent.
Taking all into consideration we can clearly conclude that there is no sensible reason for healthy individuals to take aspirin for health-improving benefits.
There are much more effective and safer ways to improve your health and prevent cardiovascular disease without dangerous side effects. Exercising, keeping a healthy lifestyle and diet is an excellent way to ensure great health for many years to come.
A few years back, my doctor informed me that my main heart arteries were 90% clogged, I had more blood cholesterol than a Big Mac, and I should check myself in for heart surgery TODAY.