Daily Aspirin: To Take Or Not To Take?

Taking daily aspirin may not be as harmless as doctors once thought, according to new research.

FOX News Radio’s Bill Vitka reports:

Audio clip:

For years, the prescription for preventing heart disease has been: take an aspirin every day. Now there’s a warning.

New research in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that 300 milligrams or less of aspirin multiplies the risk of major stomach or brain bleeding by 55%.

For people with a history of heart attack or stroke, aspirin should remain in the in the medicine chest. Dealing with stomach bleeding may be better than a heart attack, but if you’re not at red flag for heart disease, the risk may outweigh the benefit.

And the best advice: talk to your doctor.

Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.




Comments