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Why Canadians were told to stop taking aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke

Why Canadians were told to stop taking aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke

Why Canadians were told to stop taking aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke

If you’ve never had a heart attack or stroke, you likely should not be taking aspirin to prevent them, according to new research. Researchers reviewed three large, randomized, placebo-controlled studies published in 2018 that showed the risk of major internal bleeding associated with taking an aspirin a day is higher than any preventative benefits.

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Acetylsalicylic acid for primary prevention of cardiovascular events Paul Fritsch, Michael R. Kolber Canadian Family Physician Jul 2019, 65 (7) 480;

https://www.cfp.ca/content/65/7/480