Canadians Told to Stop Taking Aspirin Because Potential Harm Outweighs Benefits

Canadians Told to Stop Taking Aspirin Because Potential Harm Outweighs Benefits

If you’ve never had a heart attack or stroke, you likely should not be taking aspirin to prevent them, according to new research.

“This is the most significant practice-changing evidence to come out in the past year,” said Michael Kolber, a family medicine professor at the University of Alberta and co-author of a paper published in Canadian Family Physician, along with recent University of Calgary family medicine graduate Paul Fritsch.

Kolber and Fritsch reviewed three large, randomized, placebo-controlled studies published in 2018 that showed the risk of major internal bleeding associated with taking an aspirin a day is higher than any preventative benefits.

via Natural Blaze Canadians Told to Stop Taking Aspirin Because Potential Harm Outweighs Benefits