The researchers reviewed published evidence on the benefits of taking low-dose aspirin, CNN reported. The study was published Wednesday in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Researchers concluded that the risk of bleeding caused by aspirin’s blood-thinning effect far outweighed any benefit the drug might have.
“Our paper confirms that there is no evidence for taking aspirin in primary prevention, i.e. in healthy people,” researcher Dr. Lee Smith, a reader in Physical Activity and Public Health at Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K., told CNN.
“The take-home message of our paper is that low dose aspirin is [only] good when you already have a cardiovascular condition,” Smith added.
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