Taking Baby Aspirin Every Day Can Actually Have Serious Health Risks

19 September, 2018, 20:37 | Author: Lillian Steele
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The researchers are not recommending that if you are healthy and taking daily aspirin you should necessarily stop. And it had been apparent since the 1990s there was a lack of adequate evidence to support the use of low-dose aspirin in healthy older people.

No detectable benefit seen from regular use of low-dose aspirin for people 70 and older who don't have heart disease, researchers say.For decades, a daily dose of aspirin has been widely considered a way to protect healthy people from cardiovascular disease and even cancer.

"Taking aspirin if you are otherwise healthy, over the age of 70, if you haven't had a previous heart attack or stroke, is really of very little benefit", he said.

It was called the Aspirin In Reducing Events In The Elderly (ASPREE) trial and the results have been published in three papers in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The study involved 19,114 people, mostly over the age of 70.

ASPREE is an worldwide, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that enrolled 19,114 older people (16,703 in Australia and 2,411 in the United States).

Do you or someone you know take a low-dose of aspirin because you believe that it could reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, memory-related issues and cancer? But aspirin's adverse effects (mainly bleeding) might also be increased as older people are at higher risk of bleeding.

In line with known side-effects of the drug, those in the aspirin group experienced more internal bleeding, with 3.8% of those on the drug having serious medical conditions ranging from stroke to gastrointestinal bleeds, compared with 2.7% in the placebo group.

The "tentative finding" required further investigation as researchers in other studies suggest aspirin may prevent cancer, he said.

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Elderly people in good health should not take an aspirin a day, according to a major Australian study.

Continuing follow-up of the ASPREE participants is crucial, said Dr. Evan Hadley, director of NIA's Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology.

Over 19,000 participants took part in the study, which was jointly conducted by Monash University and the US Berman Centre for Outcomes and Clinical Research.

It's one of the most well-known tenets of modern medicine: An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away.

Based on their medical history, all of the participants were expected to live for at least another five years at the time they were enrolled in the study. "But for the people who decide to take aspirin just off their own bat, this research has cast some doubt over whether it is a good idea".

"But for patients without these conditions, this interesting new research shows it is not necessarily beneficial and actually appears to cause more harm in terms of the risk of serious bleeding". "The rate of major haemorrhage was 8.6 events per 1000 person years and 6.2 events per 1000 person years, respectively", said the study.

Among the people randomly assigned to take aspirin, 90.3 per cent remained alive at the end of the treatment without persistent physical disability or dementia, compared with 90.5 per cent of those taking a placebo. "Particularly bleeding, which is more common in older people".

Taking it did not lower their risks of cardiovascular disease, dementia or disability.

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