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Fatal cardiac disease prevented by taking aspirin

A recent study on post-menopausal women found that aspirin is protective of heart disease resulting in death in 25% of study subjects. Those on higher doses of aspirin, however, experienced complications including gastrointestinal bleeding. The researchers found that a low dose of aspirin (81mg) was as effective as a higher dose (325mg).

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About: Fatal cardiac disease prevented by taking aspirin

Date: 14 November 2005

Source: Reuters

URL: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-11-14T192339Z_01_FLE469812_RTRUKOC_0_US-HEART-ASPIRIN.xml

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