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Can An Aspirin Help You Live Longer? Study Shows The Benefits Of Aspirin In Women

Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 27, 2007

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Aspirin in low to moderate doses may lower the risk of death in women, particularly those who are older and prone to heart disease, a 24-year study of nearly 80,000 women suggests.

However, experts cautioned that the results are not definitive and that women should not take aspirin as a preventive measure without talking to their doctors.

In this long-running study of nurses who were middle-aged and older, women who took aspirin had a 25 percent lower risk of death compared with those who never took it. Aspirin-takers had a 38 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and a 12 percent lower risk of death from cancer.

Many doctors advise people who have had heart attacks and strokes to take a daily 81-milligram baby aspirin, costing less than 50 cents a week. The new study suggests that aspirin may help healthy women, too. — READ FULL ARTICLE

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