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A Surprising Reason Some Women Shouldn’t Take Low-Dose Aspirin

January 23, 2017

aspirinThe cons outweigh the pros of low-dose aspirin treatment to prevent heart disease and colon cancer in women aged 45 to 65 who are initially healthy, shows a study published online in the journal Heart.

Researchers found that in the majority of women who do not have heart disease, taking an alternate-day low-dose aspirin is not only ineffective but even harmful over the years. This is due to the increased risk of major gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in the esophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, or anus, which can lead to hospitalization and require blood transfusion.

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