Warn­ing on as­pirin risk

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AS­PIRIN does not pre­vent dis­eases as­so­ci­ated with old age and tak­ing it daily could ac­tu­ally be do­ing more harm than good, the largest study to in­ves­ti­gate the trend has found.

A trial of more than 19,000 par­tic­i­pants in Aus­tralia and the US, in­clud­ing 1365 from South Aus­tralia, has shed new light on as­pirin’s ben­e­fits.

The study found an as­pirin a day did not pro­long lives or sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the risk of a first heart attack or stroke. RE­PORT PAGE 7

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