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How long do I need to stay on daily aspirin therapy to see benefits?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
The benefits of aspirin are achieved after consistent practice over a long period of time, and are only kept as long as you continue taking aspirin regularly. The risk factors in the studies on the health benefits of aspirin are calculated presuming at least a ten-year period of aspirin therapy. I estimate that a patient would need to be on this therapy for at least three years to get the full benefit. So, if you are a man over forty or a woman starting menopause, you should consider taking an aspirin a day for the rest of your life.
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