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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).
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters
About: Fatal cardiac disease prevented by taking aspirin
Date: 14 November 2005
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