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13 Health Pros and Cons of Aspirin

March 14, 2022

From the U.S. News & World Report website

From pain relief to disease prevention

It’s familiar, available over the counter, inexpensive and versatile. Aspirin, a salicylate drug, is also the veteran in the class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These days, however, most people reach for newer NSAIDs like ibuprofen or take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to ease pain or reduce fever.

Aspirin’s anti-clotting action and preventive properties may be its most enduring benefits. An influential health panel, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, recommends that certain adults take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease, stroke, pregnancy complications and colorectal cancer. 

However, some recommendations were recently narrowed because of aspirin’s major side effect: internal bleeding. Aspirin isn’t for everyone. Here’s what you should know about aspirin’s pros and cons:

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