Friday, October 19, 2007

Daily Aspirin for Men Only?

Daily Aspirin for Men Only? - WebMD
"Aspirin cuts the risk of a first heart attack in men but not in women...The evidence suggests that aspirin helps everyone who has had a heart attack. But when it came to preventing a first heart attack, different trials got different results.

Why? Studies that looked predominantly at men found that aspirin helped. Trials that looked predominantly at women found no effect...Researchers are learning that some people are resistant to aspirin's blood-thinning effects. And those people tend to be women, says Alan Heldman, MD,..."

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