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Cons outweigh pros of preventive aspirin in women, study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7466 (Published 05 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7466
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The benefits of taking low dose aspirin to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease do not outweigh the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in most women, a large randomised study has concluded.

However, the balance begins to shift with increasing age, and aspirin can be of some benefit when limited to over 65s, research published online …

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