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-- the -- is in and today the topic is asked friend and your heart for years we've heard an aspirin a day could keep your heart healthy.
Now there's a new study that points -- some potential.
Serious risks doctor Marty -- carries carries a physician and professor of public health at Johns Hopkins.
So -- -- what's the risk.
While Jana this study is really putting the brakes on the enthusiasm.
To give every healthy person.
An aspirin a day to prevent heart disease that shows that justice aspirin works to -- the blood to make flow better in the heart fassel's.
It may also in the -- to promote.
Bleeding internally in the GI system and in the brain and this study shows that there are the same number of the -- says there are patients that benefit from the heart prevention among people that don't have heart disease and are totally healthy.
So in the long term if you're someone that's been taking asking for years.
And again this is a potentially at risk for you what would that mean me what kind of problems could arise.
Well for now it looks like people are saying let's reconsider aspirin in totally healthy adults don't have heart disease.
And I think we're gonna look back Jenna and see that this is gonna end up being a giant social experiment.
Where we for the first time in human history said we're gonna give a Madison drive.
To normal healthy people and recommended for everybody.
And now come around and say it's not worth that in terms -- bleeding risk and it's not worth it in terms of that.
Believed cancer benefit it's nice to -- see it.
-- it was nice to know when you're actually part of the experiment that he got the lead back -- and think I wonder why.
Why did that for so many years you mentioned I got that if -- do you have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease.
That this is still something that some physicians think he should take.
Who who would actually determines -- as a higher risk because I think there might be some different definitions for that is.
And in today does that mean nations still take -- -- and if you're if you're taking it.
Well it's a good point I think many and I still believe that aspirin saves lives -- you've had a heart attack.
Warrior -- moderate or high risk now the authors of the study didn't define it they said talk to your doctor modest generally believe that your moderate or high risk.
Now remember this study was double the number of patients that have been used in previous studies look at the prevention.
Affected -- so it's good data is there any turn it to aspirin if you are high -- -- or you haven't taking aspirin on a regular basis is -- sending you should ask your doctor about a potential alternative.
Not really for -- prevention because for the same reason that works to help your heart is the same reason causes bleeding so but fortunately there's no good alternative to aspirin.
I would tell people sick with an apple a day rather than an aspirin they have to totally healthy diet that sounds doable we can do that -- -- patty thank you that looking through -- headlines for three appreciate it.
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