Can aspirin prolong your life?

May 2002
Consumer Reports on Health;May2002, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p8
Reviews research on the possible benefits of aspirin and highlights four developments that may change the way some people take aspirin or the most popular analgesics. How aspirin works; Observation that the benefits of aspirin must be weighed against the risks; Role of aspirin in cutting the risk of heart attack; Importance of discussing aspirin treatment with a doctor; Those who should consider taking a daily low-dose aspirin. INSET: What pain relievers do for--and to--the heart.


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