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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? Are You Taking Preventative Action?

separator According to a recent survey, only about half the people who are at risk for heart disease are taking aspirin regularly. Aspirin can help lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes because it helps prevent blood clots. Researchers are not sure why so many people seem to resist taking aspirin. It’s possible that it doesn’t seem the same as getting more exercise or eating healthier foods, which can show hard evidence of improvement by bringing down cholesterol numbers, reducing weight, etc. There’s no similar result for aspirin, no similar measurement that shows improvement.

Has your doctor recommended daily aspirin for you? Are you taking it? If not, why not? If you have reservations, talk with your doctor about your concerns. That’s the best way to clear up any doubts you may have.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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