Yet another study that contradicts common wisdom. Professor Peter Weissberg of the British Heart Foundation:
The findings of this study agree with our current advice that people who do not have symptomatic or diagnosed artery or heart disease should not take aspirin, because the risks of bleeding may outweigh the benefits.
While there was no difference in the number of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events suffered, major bleeding occurred in two percent of the aspirin group compared to just 1.2 percent of the placebo group.
What’s next? An apple a day is bad for you?