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Many Elderly Adults Take Aspirin for Heart Health Even Though It’s Not Recommended

March 4, 2021

From the Everyday Health website

Many older adults in the United States who take daily pills to promote cardiovascular health and prevent events like heart attacks and strokes may be taking the wrong medicine, according to a study published in February 2021 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

For the study, researchers examined data collected between 2011 and 2018 from 11,392 adults age 50 and older about their history of cardiovascular events and any use of aspirin, a common over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), or statins, prescription drugs that lower cholesterol.

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