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Study: Daily aspirin likely won’t prevent first heart attack

Posted at 4:13 AM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 07:13:04-04

A new study confirms aspirin does not help prevent a first heart attack in older adults or prolong your lifespan.

Doctors have long recommended a low dose of aspirin to protect against a second or third heart attack, but researchers in Australia found there was no benefit for healthy seniors.

The student was led by researched at Monash University and was publishes in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Aspirin users did not have a lower risk of heart disease or live longer than those who took a placebo.

In fact, daily aspirin use increased the risk of death in healthy adults, mostly from cancer.