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Study: Low-dose aspirin use may do more harm than help

Posted at 5:33 AM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 11:56:35-04

(CNN) - Taking aspirin might do more harm than good if you are already healthy.

Three studies published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine reveal an aspirin a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away.

Researchers in Australia based their findings on nearly 20,000 people with a median age of 74.

According to the five-year study, the people who took low doses of aspirin daily didn't necessarily benefit over those who took a placebo.

In fact, the people who took the aspirin appeared to bleed more than the others.

According to the studies, healthy people appear to be wasting their money by taking aspirin every day.

But when in doubt, researchers said people should consult with a doctor on issues like this.

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