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

Eating more vitamin K found to help, not harm, patients on warfarin

Eating more vitamin K found to help, not harm, patients on warfarin

Eating more vitamin K found to help, not harm, patients on warfarin

When prescribed the anticoagulant drug warfarin, many patients are told to limit foods rich in vitamin K, such as green vegetables. The results of a new clinical trial call that advice into question and suggest patients on warfarin actually benefit from increasing their vitamin K intake–as long as they keep their intake levels consistent.

Guylaine Ferland, Suzanne Chahine, Nancy Presse, Marie-Pierre Dube, Anil Nigam, Mark Blostein, Simon deDenus, Sylvie Perreault, Jean-Claude Tardif, Increasing Dietary Vitamin K Intake Stabilizes Anticoagulation Therapy in Warfarin-Treated Patients with a History of Instability: A 24-week Randomized Controlled Trial (OR36-04-19), Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue Supplement_1, June 2019, nzz035.OR36–04–19, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzz035.OR36-04-19

https://academic.oup.com/cdn/article/3/Supplement_1/nzz035.OR36-04-19/5516660