Daily Aspirin Can Bring Heart Benefits, But Risks Too

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 — For people who have both type 2 diabetes and heart failure, new research offers a mixed message on taking a daily low-dose aspirin.
The study found the daily pill can reduce the risk for heart failure-related hospitalization and death in people who have both conditions. However, it also found that a daily aspirin raises their risk for nonfatal heart attack and stroke.
The findings came from the analysis of data from more than 12,000 residents of the United Kingdom, 55 and older. They all had heart failure and type 2 diabetes, but no history of heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease or the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation.
During a five-year span, those who took a low-dose aspirin a day were 10 percent less likely to have been hospitalized or…
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