Routine aspirin benefits queried

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: May, 2009

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Reports on a meta-analysis of over 100,000 clinical trial participants, which showed that, in healthy people, the risk of bleeding is not outweighed by the benefits of taking aspirin for preventing heart attacks and stroke. The study was partly funded by the British Heart Foundation, and has been published in the Lancet.

Length of publication: 1 page

Acknowledgement: The Lancet, British Heart Foundation

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