Four years ago “The Skeptical Cardiologist” wrote the (in his extremely humble and biased opinion) definitive post on aspirin and cardiovascular disease. Entitled “Should I take aspirin to prevent stroke or heart attack,” it pointed out that although Dr. Oz had recently told almost all middle-aged women to take a baby aspirin and fish oil, there was, in fact no evidence to support that practice. The publication of the ASPREE (Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) trial results in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine further strengthens the points I made in 2014. Between 2010…
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