‘Not enough over-50s’ taking aspirin to prevent heart disease

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines

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Date of publication:  December 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  U.S. researchers ran a simulation of what might happen if all Americans over 50 years old took aspirin on a daily basis. Their results found that people would live about four months longer on average, adding 900,000 people to the US population by 2036.

The study was designed to demonstrate the possible long-term effects of more people taking aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Length of publication:  1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:  NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines

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