Taking Daily Aspirin May Save Your Life After Heart Attack, Stroke
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Taking Daily Aspirin May Save Your Life After Heart Attack, Stroke

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s MMW sounded the alarm that around 30% of folks who have already had a heart attack, stroke or experience angina are not opting for the prevention that a pennies-a-day dose of aspirin can provide. They were pointing out how 75 to 162mg a day (far less than an ounce) can prevent recurring cardio problems. That’s worth a lot of pounds (and dollars) that you might otherwise have to spend on a cure -- if you’re lucky enough to survive another round of heart problems. 

For folks with stable ischemic heart disease, aspirin use can cut the risk of another stroke or heart attack by 37%, the need for angioplasty by 53% and the risk for unstable angina by 46%. (We each take 162 mg daily with ½ glass of warm water before and after to ease potential gastro problems).  

Added bonus: Aspirin also helps reduce the risk of at least nine different cancers. And a 2011 meta-study of eight randomized clinical studies, found daily aspirin reduced the overall risk of dying from cancer by 20%. The largest benefit was in avoiding gastrointestinal cancers, particularly colorectal cancer. Breast, lung and prostate cancer risks were also significantly reduced. Aspirin may be your ounce of prevention. 

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