Researchers said the findings support a recent change to guidelines on low -dose aspirin: The blood thinner should now be reserved for people at high risk of heart attack or stroke.
The average person should focus on controlling their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and not smoking.
People are smoking less and there have been improvements in controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol. That means for lower-risk people, the heart benefit of aspirin has diminished—making the bleeding risk more of a concern.
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