Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Aspirin may harm healthy people
Taking aspirin to prevent heart attack can do more harm than good for healthy individuals without any history of heart attack, revealed a study. Many people take a daily dose of the drug in the belief it will keep them healthy. However, at a conference for leading doctors, British scientists claimed that they have found that for healthy people, taking aspirin does not significantly reduce the risk of a heart attack. The study carried out in Scotland also found that it almost doubles the risk of being admitted to hospital due to internal bleeding. The findings show that for otherwise healthy people, the risks of taking aspirin outweigh the benefits.